NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Upstart filmmakers Suburban Rebel Productions launched a 30-day Kickstarter fundraising campaign this month on behalf of "Names Are Bullsh*t: A Film About My Father's Place" (working title), a feature-length documentary about an unlikely tastemaker who took over a struggling nightclub with a peculiar name— My Father's Place—and made a sleepy seaside village on Long Island's North Shore an unlikely world capital for some of the most original music and comedy of the last fifty years.
If fully funded by Saturday, October 6, the Kickstarter will enable completion of filming, editing and other essential post-production work in order to submit the film to prestigious and doc-focused festivals. This milestone affords the doc its best chance at its widest audience.
With a deep love of music, zero experience and sheer nerve, 22-year old hippie Michael "Eppy" Epstein transformed a decrepit bowling alley and nightclub into a cultural force that The New York Times called "a scene that would influence music for decades to come." On any given night, lucky patrons heard legends and future superstars perform original rock, folk, reggae, punk, funk, new wave, jazz, blues, comedy and more.
Ever the underdog, Eppy helped bring to prominence unique talents such as Bruce Springsteen, The Police, Tom Waits, Billy Joel, Living Colour, Todd Rundgren and Patti Smith. Keith Richards and Ron Wood were regulars at the Club's innovative weekly Reggae Night, dancing to the fresh sounds of Peter Tosh and Culture. Even Andy Kaufman got his first break there.
Eppy stunned the music industry with his ingenuity and reached millions of fans through the shows he staged. The film showcases Eppy's uproarious stories and transporting cinematic evocations of the club's 1970s and 1980s heyday and the surprising locale in which My Father's Place thrived.
With the support of Kickstarter backers, Eppy's story will at last take center stage in a vivid documentary from the award-winning team at Suburban Rebel. Meshakai Wolf directs. Eric Weil, Wolf and Raymond Schillinger produce.
For more on the film, including its first short teaser and a link to its Kickstarter campaign, please visit www.myfathersplace.film
Contact: Eric Weil, producer, Suburban Rebel Productions
Phone: (917) 459-0699
SOURCE Suburban Rebel Productions