Why This Documentary?
Hello! We are Whitney Angstadt and Tony Kuninger, filmmakers and creators of Nothing to Prove: a documentary about the Deep Eddy Cabaret.
This documentary is more than about a place that happens to be a bar, more than just a showcase of the diversity of the people that frequent there.
It's about people, like all of us, searching for a place to call home. Seeking out a harbor in the storm when things get rough, a sounding board when life gets unclear, a dance floor when it's time to celebrate, (At least, a metaphorical place to boogie anyway. It really isn't a strip club).
But Deep Eddy Cabaret is also more than that. It's a place that is woven into the cultural fabric of Austin. Since 1951, it has served as a constant - a holdout of old Austin that's now disappearing at lightning speed.
We need to capture every detail of the bar
and the people in it, as reminder of what makes this bar – and
Austin – so special.
It's story that has not been told. We need to tell it.
What's at Stake?
Making this documentary takes a lot of time and resources. Setting up interviews, filming everything, getting the equipment that it takes to do that filming, and spending hours upon hours editing everything together is a full-time job that will take months. Without raising these funds, there's no possible way that we can devote the time needed to make this important documentary.
If we aren't able to raise the funds we need, the sad truth is that we won't be able to document the Deep Eddy Cabaret as it has been for over 62 years and everything that makes it unique in the changing landscape of Austin. That part of Austin's history - of our history - will be lost.
So, Where's My Money Going Anyway?
All money raised through Indie Go Go will be used for immediate production and post-production costs including equipment, crew services and hard drive space for footage.
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Whitney and Tony