Documentary Debuts at Big House Los Angles Entertainment Festival
The world premiere of the new documentary Pin Up! The Movie is scheduled for November 5th at 9pm. It will be the closing film for the Woman Up Independent Film Festival, part of the Big House Los Angeles Entertainment Festival.
“Pin up and vintage culture are exploding – and no one’s made a movie about it,” says filmmaker Kathleen Ryan. She’s says she’s thrilled the film will have its world premiere in Los Angeles.
Pin Up! The Movie follows a group of women through their everyday lives, showing why they’re drawn to the retro style. There are two interrelated stories. In one, a group of women compete for the title of Miss 1940s White Christmas Ball. In the other, an established pin up photographer and her crew seek a fresh face for a magazine spread.
“People think that the pin up is just something men look at,” says director Ryan. “All the women I’ve talked with say they’re doing this for themselves. They love the power, beauty and sisterhood in the culture. The modern pin up’s a pretty feminist creature.”
The project is the third documentary from TaylorCatProductions, directed by award-winning director Ryan and produced by David Staton and Maria Elena Buszek (author of Pin-Up Grrls: Feminism, Sexuality, Popular Culture).
Ryan launched a Kickstarter campaign for the film this week. The campaign reached 35% of its goal in just two days. She’s helmed successful crowdfunding campaigns in the past. “Pin up and Kickstarter are a perfect fit. There’s sex appeal, a great story, fabulous characters, and terrific images.”
She’s seeking funds to license music as well as archival footage and images for the project.
Pin Up! The Movie will also have an interactive documentary, scheduled to be released in 2016. This i-doc includes a rich interactive experience, built using the platform Racontr, allowing viewers access to footage, games, photographs, music, and stories not seen in the film. Funds will also be used to develop the interactive documentary site.
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Kathleen M. Ryan