Feature Documentary Will Allow Fans Past and Present the Ultimate Inside Look into the Creation of the Longest Running Children’s Series.
Austin, TX – October 18, 2016 – Macrocosm Entertainment in association with Citizen Skull Productions is proud to announce the production of Street Gang, a feature documentary based, in-part, on the 2008 New York Times best-selling book by Michael Davis profiling the creation and history of Sesame Street. The producers have launched an Indiegogo campaign (http://bit.ly/2eh6bR0) to help fund the ambitious project with truly one-of-a-kind rewards.
Street Gang will be directed by Marilyn Agrelo, director of the festival award-winning Mad Hot Ballroom. Agrelo will have access to Sesame Street archives through Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street, and The Jim Henson Company. Using new animated sequences, new character and cast interviews, and exclusive archival materials, Street Gang will tell the origin story of the show and how creator Joan Ganz Cooney, director Jon Stone, and visionary Jim Henson came out of the ideals and the societal unrest of the sixties to make something that changed history.
“I am both honored and excited to tell the story of Sesame Street’s beginnings, and the brilliant group of people who set out to radically change the way TV shapes our lives,” said Marilyn Agrelo, Director Street Gang.
“Sesame Street set out to educate a nation of children. In the process it changed the world,” said Trevor Crafts CEO of Macrocosm and Executive Producer of Street Gang.
One of the film’s Indiegogo campaign goals, in addition to creating new animation and new music, is to raise funds to rebuild the Season One Sesame Street set, taking the audience back in time. Additionally, the filmmakers will donate 15% of the net proceeds of the crowd funding campaign to Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational media organization behind Sesame Street, through its Yellow Feather Fund™ which helps the world’s most vulnerable children grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.
Some of the featured perks that Street Gang’s producers will be providing for Indiegogo backers include:
- Reproductions of original animation cells from the early seasons of the show
- Original artwork by Sesame Workshop Creative Director Louis Mitchell that includes a drawing of the backer with Sesame Street Muppets
- An exclusive “GREEN” Grover figurine as he appeared in the original pitch film for Sesame Street
- Reproductions of classic Sesame Street children’s books illustrations
Street Gang will be in production in late 2016.
See the Indiegogo video here.
Indiegogo Campaign Link: http://bit.ly/2eh6bR0
For more information and updates visit the Indiegogo Campaign page (http://bit.ly/2eh6bR0), Street Gang page (http://streetgangmovie.com) or the Street Gang Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/streetgangmovie/).
ABOUT MACROCOSM ENTERTAINMENT
Macrocosm is a new voice in transmedia entertainment. The award winning Macrocosm brings dynamic engaging content to global audiences. Films include Manson Family Vacation (SXSW 2015 premier) and Experimenter, a 2015 Sundance Film Festival hit and critical darling. Creators of Lantern City (lanterncitytv.com), Macrocosm published the illustrated novel Rise in 2013 and in 2014 partnered with BOOM! Studios, to create the Lantern City comic book series, one of UPROXX Top Ten Comics of 2015. For more information, visit macrocosm.tv.
ABOUT CITIZEN SKULL PRODUCTIONS
Founded by Mark Myers in 2010, Citizen Skull Productions was created to produce quality features, documentaries and television shows. Recently completed projects are the upcoming features: 12 Feet Deep starring Alexandra Park (The Royals), Nora Jane Noone (Brooklyn) and Tobin Bell (Saw), and Heartthrob, with Peter Facinelli (Twilight), Keir Gilchrist (It Follows) and Aubrey Peeples (Nashville). These features add to a resume that includes Manson Family Vacation with the Duplass Brothers (SXSW 2015 premier), Experimenter with Winona Ryder and Peter Sarsgaard (Sundance 2015 premier) and Omphalos, starring Austin Pendleton.
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