“How did you get such amazing interviews and performance footage?” Asks Cindy from Albuquerque, one of a dozen questions I field during the Q & A session after “Do The Dance” screening before an enthralled audience.
“A lot of luck,” I say.
The crowd laughs.
(End of flash forward) Like most productions, luck played a role in helping our team return from our Portland trip with footage that exceeded our expectations. Skill and friends in the right places also
Burlesque Legend Dusty Summers is as nimble with her words as she is with her feet. She’s direct, opinionated, and seasoned with a sass decades in the making.
Interviewing Summers was one of the highlights of our documentary team’s recent trip to Las Vegas and the Burlesque Hall of Fame weekend event June 1-4. During the trip we also visited Lacy’s Lounge, a more traditional strip club, but one that emphasizes performance over transactions.
Documentary “Do the Dance” uses
The crowdfunding campaign in support of Sacramento-based documentary ‘Do the Dance,” on Thursday reached its goal of raising $10,000 in 30 days -- just hours ahead of it’s deadline. The project, led by veteran newspaper reporter Ed Fletcher, explores a racy Sacramento 1969 court case to take a broader look into the limits of free expression. The indiegogo campaign received 92 contributions totaling $10,479 as of this publication. The campaign went into the final 16 hours need
The online campaign funding a Sacramento documentary exploring the 1969 strip club indecency case that took the jury to the club is approaching 70 percent funded with 9 days remaining. Using the crowdfunding site Indiegogo, Fletcher and his team are trying to raise $10,000 by March 22. Through March 15, the month-long campaign was at 68 percent of goal. The feature-length documentary will use the colorful 1969 trial over “bottomless” dancing at Orangevale’s Pink Pussy Kat to
Sacramento film makers Ed Fletcher and Damen Quincy Hayes appeared on Goodday Sacramento on March 1 to discuss their documentary film in progress "Do the Dance." Do the Dance uses the Sacramento 1969 trial over bottomless dancing at Orangevale Pink Pussy Kat to tell a broader story about the limits to Free Expression. If funded, the project is expected to be finished in early 2018. The project is currently on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. #burlesque #CarolDoda #freeex
An online campaign to help fund a documentary about the limits to free expression is under way lead by Sacramento journalist Ed Fletcher. Using the crowdfunding site Indiegogo, Fletcher and his team are trying to raise $10,000 by March 22. Through March 4, the month-long campaign was at 30 percent of goal. The feature-length documentary will use the colorful 1969 trial over “bottomless” dancing at Orangevale’s Pink Pussy Kat to help to tell a broader story about the limits of
The online crowdfunding campaign seeking $10,000 to launch Sacramento documentary "Do the Dance" is underway.'Do the Dance' examines a 1969 Sacramento strip club indecency trial to tell a broader story about the limits of Free Expression. The trial made national news after Judge Earl Warren Jr. decided the jury needed to see the dancer "do the dance." San Francisco topless legend Carol Doda also testified. Learn more HERE. #CarolDoda #documentary #burlesque #SanFrancisco #O
Stare away Check out these designs for "Do the Dance," our documentary. Tom Beauchamp and his team at Monster Design Co. put this amazing work together.
"Do the Dance" puts us in the Sacramento courtroom and "beer bar" where the son of a legendary jurist told a daring exotic performer to "Do the Dance" in a precedent-setting 1969 case. Get your tickets to our launch party fundraiser here.
The poster art (above) and the social media art tease with this tension, while the in