It’s a thesis project from some dedicated MFA student filmmakers out in Pasadena at the Art Center College of Design.*
Of course I love to help out local artists, but the first thing that caught my attention was their great looking trailer. The director - Jon Jon Augustavo – seems to really know how to use the camera.
What also sold me on this project was their reference to Gus Van Sant’s most underrated movie: PARANOID PARK. If more directors said they wanted to make another PARANOID PARK, the indie film world would be a better place.
The rewards on the How to Disappear Completely’s Kickstarter are interesting, though not particularly tangible. I did pitch in enough to get the hug, however, and will be keeping an eye out for Jon Jon in Old Town** to cash in. I paid for a hug, dude, where’s the hug.***
So, go to the How to Disappear Completely Kickstarter Page to check out the trailer and help out some talented Pasadena kids get their film made.
* Known around these parts as “Art Center.”
** This is a cool part of Pasadena that I don’t get to that often but thought would make a “hip” reference.
*** Kidding. Best of luck with the project, fellas. I’m good on hugs. Really.