Crowdfunding: STAR WARS/JAY-Z Parody

The ever-popular, just-waiting-to-become-immortal Matthew Schwartz

The ever-popular, just-waiting-to-become-immortal Matthew Schwartz

Yesterday we all were treated to Matt Schwartz’s awesome STRAIGHT OUTTA GOTHAM mashup, and today…lo and behold, we find that Matt’s at it again and needs our support.

Yep, dood’s on Kickstarter for the next 22 days, looking for funding for his latest music video. But why should we strain at finding the right words of explanation when Matt’s already got ’em:

In October 2014, I got laid off (thanks, Obama!) and was unsure what to do with myself. I had spent 20 years in the entertainment business working on indie films, developing animated TV, building websites, and producing games. (You can check out my online portfolio for the highlights.) Rather than look at my situation as a setback, I looked at it as an opportunity. What could I realistically do with my newfound creative freedom coupled with the added benefit of a decent severance package?

I determined that a MUSIC VIDEO was the way to go. Short by nature, music videos are very popular online and extremely share-able. Directing a music video was both attainable and a great way to establish myself as an independent creative artist. As a lover of hip-hop and comic books, I had the idea of mashing up N.W.A. with Batman villains long before I even knew the movie Straight Outta Compton was in production. Once I heard the film was coming out in the summer of 2015, my plans went into full effect and “Straight Outta Gotham” was born.

STRAIGHT OUTTA GOTHAM was a YouTube megahit, so now Matt’s turning his love – and talent – for music videos toward the biggest parody enchilada of ’em all, STAR WARS, with his version of STAR WARS EPISODE VII even though he’s as clueless as the rest of us about what that film will be. His goal is to have his new masterpiece up and running on the interwebs by December 18th, to coincide with the release of the new SW.

STAR WARS means special effects, and SFX means mucho dinero, which translates into Matt’s goal being to raise $10,000. For more about what his video will be like and what goodies backers will get, all of us here at TVWriter™ want to encourage you to CHECK OUT MATT’S KICKSTARTER PAGE and contribute whatcha can.

And in case you don’t feel like clicking the link at the beginning of this post, here’s STRAIGHT OUTTA GOTHAM again in all its glory: