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Vimeo is offering independent filmmakers from the Toronto Film Festival $10,000 for temporary digital distribution rights. And it’s going to change the film industry.
My guest this week is film director & cinematographer Andrew Morgan, whose personal passion for storytelling has led him to create a series of beautiful, intimate pieces. His team’s latest film is “The True Cost,” a exciting documentary that takes an in-depth look at the broken links in today’s fashion production system and supply chain. On today’s show, we’ll hear from Andrew about his start in filmmaking, the moment that triggered his mission to create “The True Cost,” and how he and his team have been changed through the process of researching and developing this film. Plus, a full-throttle music mix today featuring new tracks from Johnathan Rice, Saint Rich, Love Inks, Lizzo, MiniBoone, and more! So tune in and join us for an inspirational look at the future of fashion…
Calling all aspiring designers!! You guys are gonna be SO excited by this week’s show. What if I told you that there was a new company who would essentially act as your virtual assistant, helping you with every step of design production? A square one for independent designers? Well, I am happy to say that this ingenious company does, in fact, exist, in the form of The Ignited. The Ignited is a web-based design service, helping independent designers through each part of the production process, from sourcing to sample making to manufacturing. Once a garment is made, The Ignited offers designers a brilliant Kickstarter-like model to raise the necessary backing for a specific garment to go into production. On today’s show, I’m joined by The Ignited Design Director Ellena Doe, who will talk about the development of this new fashion business model, their step-by-step production process, the logistical solutions the team has found that make this web-based alternative a smooth process, and more. Plus, a great mix of music with brand new Neko Case, more of the gorgeous new Volcano Choir album, and, on the heels of a rock- & punk-heavy fashion week, a set dedicated to garage punk. Fall is the season for new beginnings, so get back in the design game with Sew & Tell on BTR!
Beyond Veronica Mars, Zach Braff, and Spike Lee, Kickstarter already has films to intrigue and satisfy cinephiles.
Kickstarter hosts its 3rd Annual Film Festival in North Brooklyn, NY.
The Coney Island Mermaid Parade shows up in fine form after being saved by a Kickstarter.
Crazy Pills is the ever-evolving rock n’ roll outlet of NYC musician, Amanda B. (aka “Tha Kitten”). Here, she fronts a rip-roarin’ trio (with members of pow wow! and Clouder), blazing through catchy tunes with equal parts garage, punk, and soul. The band stopped by the studio to play some tunes, talk about their upcoming album, and to give Travis a chance to present a challenge to David Letterman and to make a very special announcement for his internet viewers.
How one Kickstarter project and its app seek to measure and improve your brain’s focus.
Bird Courage appeared on BTR Live Studio back when they were the duo of Sam Saffery and Erik Meier and accustomed to playing primarily in subway stations around Brooklyn. Since then, they’ve been making a name for themselves above ground, building a joyful ruckus with just three musicians — thanks to the addition of percussionist, Sean McMahon — and acoustic instruments. It’s a testament to their dynamic, highly-accessible songwriting that the music works in almost any situation, and their steadily-growing fanbase seems happy to follow right along, going so far as to successfully crowdfund their next album, Māia Manu, via Kickstarter in just 4 weeks. For this episode of BTR Hear & There, we found the trio playing in the entryway to Kavé Espresso Bar in their neighborhood of Bushwick.
No reenactments, no catch-phrasing, just the Veronica Mars Kickstarter.

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