Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Anticipation for My Summer as a Goth

I remember in 2011, I read on Gothic Charm School that My Summer as a Goth, a coming of age movie, had a kickstarter. I watched the videos and read the posts as a high schooler who had also gotten into Goth during the summer time about a year or so prior. After five years of waiting, the movie released another video on their Vimeo account:


My Summer as a Goth - Kickstarter Video - Finishing Funds - July 2016 from My Summer As A Goth on Vimeo.


The co-producers say that they will be shooting through August, which is approaching very soon! However, they still need more money to edit and produce as well as promote the movie. I'm not sure how the movie will turn out (though Jillian Venters says that they "get Goth right."). Regardless, I'm looking forward to watching the movie, indulging in nostalgia and seeing if any of the experiences of the young goths in the movie coincide with my own.

I'm sure the film will be quite different from another much-loved coming of age film, Gypsy 83, and I'm wondering if it will be reminiscent of the John Hughes brat pack films I so love like The Breakfast Club or Pretty in Pink, in particular. Aside from my hopes and expectations, it's exciting to see some independent filmmakers attempting to create a film that captures the mystery, wonder, passion, rebellion, and self-exploration that one experiences as a teenage Goth.

7 comments:

  1. Still looking forward to it. But as another friend said, it's en so long, will they need to recast?

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    1. It's possible. I think they've recasted some of the characters, but I believe they're keeping the main character.

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  2. I sure as HECK hope it is better than both Gypsy 83 (uuugh) and The Breakfast Club (yawn). It's been a while. I wonder about recasting, too...

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    1. I love the breakfast club, and Gypsy 83 inspired me as a teenager. I'm not sure this movie can top those for me. I was wondering about recasting as well. I think they're keeping the main character the same, but I could be wrong.

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  3. Thanks for the shout-out about our film My Summer as a Goth! We have just released a sample scene from our first week of production - we hope you enjoy! We are dedicated to getting this film made - please consider donating to our current Kickstarter to help us get there!

    Here is a link to the clip:
    https://vimeo.com/177593932

    Love, Team GOTH

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  4. Thanks for the shout-out about our film My Summer as a Goth! We have just released a sample scene from our first week of production - we hope you enjoy! We are dedicated to getting this film made - please consider donating to our current Kickstarter to help us get there!

    Here is a link to the clip:
    https://vimeo.com/177593932

    Love, Team GOTH

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  5. Thanks for the shout-out about our film My Summer as a Goth! We have just released a sample scene from our first week of production - we hope you enjoy! We are dedicated to getting this film made - please consider donating to our current Kickstarter to help us get there!

    Here is a link to the clip:
    https://vimeo.com/177593932

    Love, Team GOTH

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