We are seeking funds to pay our talented crew (who need and deserve to be paid for their expertise and hard work), and for accommodations, travel, and equipment needs for our east coast shoots in the U.S., and travel to Europe. Here are a few suggestions:
Become a Fan!: $25 Hard rock ringtone ("I Am Becoming" by metal-rocker, Kudisan Kai). A shout-out on Twitter and FB.
Join the Band!: $100 "Is It Love Or Desire" (MP3) A little-known gem in the Betty Davis catalogue. Mastered from the original tapes, and untouched for over 30 years. And all other perks above.
You're a ROCK STAR!: $250 "Nasty Gal" (the CD) Betty Davis acts as writer, producer, and performer, creating what she thought would be her definitive release. And all other perks above.
Rockin' Hall of Fame!: $500 Betty Davis 1974 sophomore album (on vinyl) "They Say Im Different" features a worthy-of-framing futuristic cover challenging David Bowies science fiction funk with real rocking soul-fire, kicked off with the savagely sexual Shoo-B-Doop and Cop Him (later sampled by Ice Cube). Also receive a featured shout-out on niceandrough.com, and all other perks above.
Legends!: $1,000 "VIP tickets and backstage passes to the NY concert; Special thBetty Davis" (on vinyl) In 1973, Betty Davis would finally kick off her cosmic career with an amazingly progressive hard funk and sweet soul self-titled debut. The album Betty Davis was recorded with Sly & The Family Stones rhythm section, sharply produced by Sly Stone drummer Greg Errico, and featured backing vocals from Sylvester and the Pointer Sisters. Also receive anks on the film's end credits; and all other perks above.