Who the F*@% is Frank Zappa? – director Alex Winter’s effort to produce a documentary film about the life of musician Frank Zappa – has broken the record for most-funded documentary on Kickstarter.
Reaching $865,195 in pledges, the project has surpassed the previous record of $859,425 held by the Bill Nye Film campaign.
Winter’s project aims not only to fund the film, but to catalogue and preserve Frank’s at-risk archives, known as The Vault.
Winter and Glen Zipper (producer of the Academy Award® winning Undefeated) are the very first people outside the Zappa family to be given access to The Vault, a vast repository of never-released media (video, film, unreleased music, interviews, concert recordings, and more) from and by Frank, which has literally been locked away in a chamber beneath the Zappa family’s Hollywood Hills home since Frank’s death.
The Kickstarter campaign’s minimum goal of $500,000 was enough to digitise the critical parts of the archive and start production, but surpassing the goal promises faster completion of the film, plus more fan access to Vault contents.
Winter describes the film as “an epic saga of a great American artist and thinker; a major film event worthy of the scope of Zappa’s prodigious and varied creative output, and the breadth of his personal and political life.”
Find out more via www.Zappamovie.com