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"Rosetta: Audio/Visual" is a feature length documentary about Philadelphia-based band Rosetta.
Justin Jackson
341 Facebook Friends
Baltimore, Maryland
United States
6 Team Members

Background Information

About the Filmmaker

My name is Justin Jackson and I am a working professional in the film industry. For the past three years I have been independently producing, financing, and directing  Rosetta: Audio/Visual, a feature length documentary.

I have directed short films that have been featured in festivals throughout the United States. I've  worked for Samsung, MTV, and have freelanced on commercials for Nickelodeon. I work a day job as a media production coordinator in order to be able to make independent films. My personal website is: www.vol4.com.

Why I Chose to Make a Film About Rosetta

I became aware of Rosetta's music and was immediately blown away by their material upon first listen. After visiting the band's website I noticed they had an email address listed. I sent Rosetta an email and stated I wanted to make a short portrait of the band. Halfway into production I realized I had much more than a documentary short profiling the group. There was a real story along with rich subplots set against the backdrop of Philadelphia. I found that not only were the band members great musicians but they were genuine, engaging, and complex. When I learned they have to work day jobs to support their music it really resonated with me. I wanted to convey the struggles musicians go through in order to express themselves through their craft. Through this film I learned that each member of Rosetta tirelessly pursues moments of joy and catharsis no matter the strain it places on their daily lives. 

About the Film

After being on their record label for ten years, Rosetta decides to self-finance and self-distribute their next album, "The Anaesthete,” and the future of the band hinges on the album's results. Featuring: Rosetta, Drew Juergens and Christian McKenna from Translation Loss Records, Eduardo Rivadavia of All Music, Eric Jernigan from City of Ships, illustrator Mike Wohlberg, Jesse Yanniell, Andrew Schneider, and Sean Ingram of Coalesce. 

Original score by Rosetta.

What We Need and What You Get

*We have surpassed our goal and have added a stretch goal. If we receive $7,500 in contributions, every contributor will receive a digital copy of deleted scenes and extras not contained in the theatrical version of the film. Anyone who has chosen a perk with a DVD will also get the deleted scenes and extras on their DVD.

• The goal of the campaign is $6,000.00.

• Donations will go toward sound editing, sound design, color correction, motion graphics, and artwork.

• All of our perks include a digital copy of the film.

• Some perks include never before seen footage and full concert     performances shot with multiple cameras.

• We are offering DVDs. Please select the DVD perk that corresponds to your location for shipping (U.S. contributions and international contributions).

• If the goal of $6,000.00 is not met, funds will go to sound editing and sound mixing.

if we surpass our goal the additional funds will facilitate more effective resources  for our creative team to perform tasks to the best of their ability.

What Makes This Film Unique

As a way of honoring the spirit of Rosetta and the artists who have deeply inspired me, this film will be distributed directly to viewers and fans through a pay-what-you-wish digital format. There will be no set price. Fans and Viewers can pay as much or as little as they want. This distribution method makes “Rosetta: Audio/Visual” a blue-collar, independent, do-it-yourself film.

    Other Ways You Can Help

    A monetary contribution is not the only way to support this film. Should you not be able to make a donation, please tell your friends and colleagues about this campaign, “like” the facebook page, and follow the film on twitter.

    Facebook: Rosetta: Audio/Visual
    Twitter:      Rosetta_AV

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    This campaign ended on July 23, 2014
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    • $10USD
      Steel Worker

      Donate $10.00 and get a digital copy of the film along with a personalized thank you from filmmaker Justin Jackson

      57 claimed
    • $30USD

      Donate $30.00 and get Steel Worker Perk along with: "The Art of Mike Wohlberg" - An exclusive video with illustrator Mike Wohlberg as he details how he created the artwork for the film -Rosetta: Live in New York, August 10, 2013 (live concert performance filmed with multiple cameras - exclusive)

      17 claimed
    • $40USD
      Coal Miner - International

      Get a DVD that contains the feature film along with audio commentary by the band and the filmmakers. Includes Steelworker perk. This perk is for donations outside of the United States only. DVD Specs: NTSC

      6 claimed
    • $50USD

      Donate $50.00 and get Steelworker and Educator perks along with : “Anatomy of Sound Design” - Exclusive video with sound designer J.M. Davey as he goes over audio elements in a scene from the film -Rosetta: Live in New York, April 4th, 2013 (live concert performance filmed with multiple cameras - exclusive)

      5 claimed
    • $65USD
      Navigator (U.S. version)

      Get 2 DVDs that come with the film, audio commentaries with band/filmmakers, Steelworker, Engineer, and Educator perks. This perk is for donations made within the United States. DVD Specs: NTSC

      9 claimed
    • $80USD
      Navigator - International

      Get 2 DVDs that come with the film, audio commentaries with band/filmmakers, Steelworker, Engineer, and Educator perks. This perk is for contributors outside of the United States. DVD Specs: NTSC

      4 claimed
    • $150USD

      Steelworker, Educator, Engineer, and Navigator perks along with: - Digital download of the original score by Rosetta - Google hangout Q & A session with filmmaker Justin Jackson

      1 claimed
    • $750USD

      All of the above perks along with: -An Associate Producer credit on the film

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