Local Dance Company Headed for the Big Screen

Revolve Dance Company

Revolve Dance Company

June 25, 2013
Contact: Heather Epps
Cell Phone: 310-780-0145
Email: info@GothicSouth.com
Revolve Dance Company has been the subject of a documentary film team for three years and are now entering the final production phases with a Kickstarter campaign.
HOUSTON, TX – The notion of raising $30,000 on Kickstarter in 34 days is daunting to anyone (except maybe Zach Braff) and almost as scary as being followed by a film crew for three years, capturing every moment of your life.  But Revolve Dance Company of Spring, TX, has now ventured down both roads and is living to tell about it on the big screen.
In 2010, Gothic South Productions, helmed by husband-wife team Benjamin and Heather Epps from Los Angeles, approached Revolve about making a documentary film.  “The first time we saw Revolve perform we knew we wanted to collaborate with these extraordinary dancers. They possessed a technique and musicality like nothing we had ever seen before,” says Epps, who has worked in the dance and film  industry for over 17 years.
Flash forward to 2013, having followed the company on and off for years, the film has grown into a new and exciting concept, exploring what it means to be a dancer by combining the documentary footage with dance works re-staged for camera.  With the documentary footage now complete, Gothic South and Revolve head into the world of crowd-funding, via Kickstarter, to raise money for their upcoming film shoot the end of July, capturing works from Revolve’s ten year repertoire in scenic locations.  “We want to redefine our audiences previous notions about dance on camera and introduce them to the breathtaking work of Revolve Dance Company,” says Epps.
Having already filmed one full piece for camera in March, the filmmakers, dancers and lucky preview audiences have been delighted with the outcome.  “We are so eager to see our other works come to life on the big screen.  It has been an incredible process and we are excited about the results so far.” says Amy Cain, Co-founder of Revolve.  With a whopping total fundraising goal of $200,000 to complete the film entirely, their current Kickstarter goal of $30,000 is just the beginning of the final filmmaking phase.
Kickstarter campaigns operate under an “all-or-nothing” funding model so if “Revolve on Camera” doesn’t reach it’s goal at the end of 34 days then they receive none of the money raised by that time and the backers that supported the project don’t get charged what they pledged.  The film’s producers remind fans that no donation is too large or too small. Contributors can donate any amount ranging from $1.00 to $5,000 or more.  Plus backers get rewards for their donations, from a DVD of the film to limited edition t-shirts and even classes with Revolve.  Confident in their ability to complete this project, Epps states, “we have been blown away by the support from not only friends and family, but the dance world at large.  We know there is a huge audience of dancers and supporters the world over that can help make this film a reality.”
The producers are now turning to Revolve’s hometown support to rally around this innovative dance film.  “Too often we do not recognize that great art, and the people behind it, may exist in our own communities, in our own backyards.  However, having spent a considerable amount of time in Houston over the years, we have seen first hand how much Houstonians cherish the arts and we feel sure their support for cultural endeavors will help see this project through.”
Be sure to follow the Epps (@Gothic_South) and Revolve (@RevolveDance) on Twitter for updates on the progress of the film and help spread the word through your social media world.  To donate to the project, or just enjoy their captivatingly, quirky project video, go to www.Kickstarter.com and search “Revolve on Camera” or click  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1871710381/revolve-on-camera
If you’d like more information about the Revolve on Camera Project, or to schedule an interview with Heather & Benjamin Epps, or Amy Cain, Co-Founder of Revolve Dance Company, please email Info@GothicSouth.com.

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