We don’t cover very many Kickstarter projects here on the site. In fact, this is the first one I’ve ever written about! But it’s a cool project that seems worthwhile and I like the fact that the ambition of the thing actually seems to exceed the amount they’re asking for (I’m always wary of people who need like 200K for a interview based documentary that doesn’t need to be made). It’s called Manson Family Vacation and it stars Jay Duplass (behind such films as Baghead and Jeff, Who Lives At Home) and Linas Phillips (Bass Ackwards). The director is J. Davis.
As someone who is fascinated by serial killers I want to see this synopsis unfold, “Nick Morgan is a successful lawyer who’s devoted to his wife and young son. His adopted brother Conrad is a wayward soul who shows up in Los Angeles unannounced. Although the brothers have never gotten along too well, Nick decides to show his brother around town. But as it turns out, there’s only one thing Conrad wants to do in LA: visit the Manson murder sites. So, the brothers drive all over town & out to the desert to discover the secrets of The Manson Family and themselves.”
Head below for the pitch video. You can find the project here if you’re so inclined.