You might recall that when he dropped by the Nerdist Podcast, Colin Hanks mentioned that he was working on a documentary about Tower Records, the chain that grew from a local operation in Colin’s home town of Sacramento into a massive worldwide retail giant before going bankrupt in 2006. He’s moving forward with that project, “All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records,” and he’s hoping for some help to finish this film from, well, you.
Here’s the deal: Colin is looking to raise $50,000 by July 15th and has set up a Kickstarter page to do it. He’ll take any amount, but $5 will get you a “Thank You” mention in the credits, and larger amounts will get you swag or DVDs or other incentives along with the credit. $2,000 will get you a private screening in New York or L.A. (travel and accomodations not included).
Colin, who has put up his own money to get the film off the ground, says that the money raised through Kickstarter will go “towards the small nuts and bolts of filmmaking. These monies will help pay for various production and post production costs; including things like equipment rentals, additional personnel, and travel to locations to conduct interviews.”
So, yeah, your help is needed. If you’re interested in helping or learning more, click here to see the Kickstarter page. You can keep up with the movie’s progress at its Facebook and Twitter pages, too. And if you remember when going to Tower Records was special, when you’d go on the day new releases got delivered to look over the arrivals and see what was in the cardboard boxes at the end of the aisles, when buying music was a life event rather than an impulse click, this project is for you.