Look at this! It's another famous and wealthy person using Kickstarter to raise money for a vanity project. But who is it this time who is following in the trailblazing footsteps of Zach Braff? Why, it's Zosia Mamet, also known as Shoshanna on Girls, and also ALSO known as David Mamet's daughter.
Anyway, Zosia and her sister, Clara, are trying to raise money for their band Cabin Sister's first music video. According to Zosia, the band, which the duo describe as being "a unique brand of folk via body percussion, banjo and harmonies," was formed when, "My sister Clara and I decided to start this band, basically as an excuse to spend more time together." Well, isn't that great? Sure it is. Anyway, the sisters Mamet have this band now, but realized that wasn't enough and want to further their musical careers by making a video for their song "Bleak Love." The song was written, Zosia says, after "we'd both just had our hearts broken and, as sisters do, we started talking about it."
Sisters do do that! That's true. The video is supposed to be their "chance to realize through the visual artistry of some very talented people the universal feeling of un-requited love. Visually the video will bounce from opulence to sparseness, French Baroque to a simple, timeless and heartbroken. We are hoping to capture something everyone has felt at some point int their lives." [sic] Well, that could be interesting, I guess. I'd totally watch it with an open and generous mind.
Unfortunately, though, I won't be able to watch it unless the Mamet sisters raise money for their project, which is where Kickstarter comes in. Zosia and Clara are trying to raise $32,000 to fund the video and are turning to their fans for help. Why should us fans who are not on successful HBO shows and/or the daughters of a wealthy playwright help out? Well, as Zosia explains, "It's a way to get to know you better." Oh, cool! The Mamet sisters want to know us better by getting us to give them money for their vanity project. I feel so special. Sadly, this isn't making a lot of other people feel as special because the project has only received $201 of the $32,000 goal. Personally, I think that the project would get much more money if Zosia had written the whole Kickstarter proposal in emoji, which is what Shoshanna would have done, but what do I know? I'm not a struggling artist like the Mamets, bouncing from "opulence to spareness" using only a banjo and body percussion. Good luck, Mamets. Seems like you're going to need it.
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