Now that the Crackstarter has closed, you're probably scouring the internet for another worthy cause to crowd-fund. We've found one for you! Zosia Mamet and her sister Clara Mamet, both children of David Mamet, have started a hipster folk band and no one is giving them a penny to make their music video.
Excuse me, that was a rude exaggeration. As of writing, nine people have donated $456 of the $32,000 goal. So there is a full 98.6 percent left that you can fund, if this band suits your fancy.
But why, you might ask, has the internet failed to leap to fund a Girls girl's musical whimsy? Are hipster folk bands with an inept banjo player no longer the latest? Oh, they still are. But here are some items from their Kickstarter campaign that might have turned off possible funders:
- The reason given for the band's existence, according to Zosia: "an excuse to spend more time together."
- The reason for the band's continuation, according to Clara: "I took up the banjo and started playing it very badly but I think that was reason enough for us to continue."
- The reason behind writing their first song: both sisters have just had their hearts broken. Actually, this is an acceptable reason to write a first song. Continue.
- The reason they want make the music video, according to Clara: "The song just kind of happened, we wrote it in a matter of hours, so to do an actual music video to the song would be really kind of a full circle thing."
- The reason they want you to fund the music video, according to Zosia: they want to get to know you better. "It's also a way for us to get to know you better, our music has been something that we have kept to ourselves, like a sisterly bond, but we'd love to share it with you guys."
The Mamet gals have even cooked up a little teaser video to convince you to dig deep (putting the Crackstarter to shame). It's got a bunch of pretty photos with that weird Ken Burns effect thing, punctuated by a selfie-style video of Clara (sitting in a car?) and Zosia (sitting on a pile of logs outside a cabin).
Oh, and of course, where would a Kickstarter be without the perks? The largest pledge option ($8,000) to fund the Cabin Sisters' music video gets you Zosia Mamet's director-style set chair from Season 2 of Girls with "Shoshanna" embroidered in its back. $2,500 gets you a signed banjo. Both prizes are obviously still available. Hurry.
[image via Getty]