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Feature Documentary examining Long Island's hardcore music scene, which stepped out of the shadows of the New York City Hardcore scene and became it’s own.
Chris Lilli
Levittown, New York
United States
4 Team Members

My name is Chris and I grew up in Long Island, NY.  My brother, Nick, and I have been going to punk/hardcore shows for the past 18 years. We quickly realized that there was more to this scene than just music - it also had a strong sense of community which really helped shape us into the people we are today.

Through this film, we hope to show audiences the importance of the music that was created in the Long Island Hardcore scene.  The scene started out in bars and clubs in the 80’s, and eventually went from small venues to packing out large warehouses and other locations throughout the 90’s.  Kids from all over Long Island congregated to these venues and created a community where they could go to escape mainstream society,  and use it as an outlet to deal with issues of everyday life.  Over the course of its growth, the Long Island Hardcore/punk scene has spawned countless important bands that have ultimately influenced hardcore/punk music and eventually mainstream music today.  This film will tell the story of how the scene began with its early pioneers, continuing with the explosion of its popularity, and showing where the scene stands today.  The most significant bands, musicians, and those responsible for creating the scene will tell their story of how they turned nothing into something, and how they took their influences and love for hardcore/punk music and made their mark on the genre. 

We need to raise $50,000 in order to finish the shooting and post production of the film (editing/color correction/audio mixing).  We already have shot a bunch of great interviews and shows and feel there is a very important story to tell here pertaining to this genre of music and what it has evolved into.

Please help us finish this film, by donating whatever you can spare and/or by helping us get the word out there to as many people as possible.

Thanks in advance!

Chris & Nick

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    Special thanks in film, signed DVD, plus a T-Shirt of the film, plus a 2 day pass to East Coast Collectives: Long Island Fest 2014.

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    Special thanks in the credits, signed DVD, film T-Shirt, plus 5 passes to the shows of your choice at St. Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY. (to be redeemed within 1 year)

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