Dear Lover of All Things Wonderful,We are the producers of the STARCK PROJECT; a unique trilogy created by award-winning filmmakers focused on the 1980s. We NEED your help to finish the first installment of a three-part project; the DOCUMENTARY!
NEW INCENTIVE - NOW AVAILABLE!!!
Inspired by the Philippe Starck designed nightclub, the "Dancing" icon was introduced at the infamous STARCK CLUB. The symbol represents revelers of past decades and generations to come. The figure now pays homage to the past by representing the future, Electronic Dance Music (EDM). EDM is a global movement cut from the cloth of the deejay turntable. Producers of EDM now enjoy the international scene pioneered by mixing vinyl dating back to the 1980s. The curves of the "Dancing" figure represent the constant change we experience and our ability to adapt to any environment, or create our own. May you find yourself through music, may you find yourself at all. We wish you well!
THE STARCK PROJECT
First, you experience the documentary - a true telling of what actually took place inside the infamous Dallas, Texas hot spot, the STARCK CLUB (1984 - 1989). Next, we explore the fictionalized, what-could-have-been, narrative film based on characters developed from our expansive interview footage. Among others, you will meet the entreprenuerial club owner, the untouchable drug kingpin, the small town kid discovering himself through music and the hairdresser that had all the connections. Finally, you join the cast in a weekly television series - a deeper look into the unique story lines that will show you the excess of 1980s Dallas as multiple lives seamlessly exist and interact free of judgment in one place that otherwise would have never crossed paths - inside the STARCK CLUB.
FINISHING THE DOCUMENTARY
This raise is required to acquire the overwhelming approvals we received for music licenses to be included the documentary film. Original requests were sent out to Depeche Mode, Book of Love, Tom Tom Club, Pet Shop Boys, Art of Noise, George Kranz, Section 25, Afrika Bambaata, Johnny Rotten, Modern English, Dominatrix, Uptown Girls and Kid Creole and the Coconuts.
The film now includes tracks from the Sex Pistols, Yaz, The Ramones, Les Rita Mitsouka, Magazine 60, Propaganda, Black Rito, Malcolm McLaren, Frankie Knuckles and When in Rome. Wait, it gets even better - we actually have multiple tracks from Book of Love, Yaz and Pet Shop Boys. In addition to music licensing we also have to license archival footage, cover the original score, update the animation, graphics and titling along with creating the sound mix and color correcting the entire film.
The STARCK PROJECT, although not known then, was first realized almost 30 years ago. Two of the project's four producers credit life changing experiences to the Starck Club. Michael Cain left the Dallas club scene in the early 90s to pursue a passion for creating film. As a graduate of AFI film school in LA Michael went on to flourish as a Producer and Executive Producer delivering over 20 feature-length films to Showtime and HBO before returning home to give back to his community. The Dallas Film Society, host of the Dallas International Film Festival owes a great gratitude to its founding artistic director, Michael Cain, the now Executive Director of Earth Day Texas. Michael's 2006 Sundance award-winning film, TV Junkie is still meeting audiences around the world via iTunes.
Wade Randolph Hampton, DJ WishFM, never emerged from the nightlife. Wade continued to discover himself through the beats pulsating the four walls of the underground. He joined a cultural revolution as a DJ, acting as a bricklayer paving the path to the success of the Electronic Dance Movement (EDM) is experiencing present day. Wade still delivers fresh tracks to high society thrill-seekers through Sisu - an urban creation mixing fine dining and cocktails with an outdoor pool party of class and sophistication. Make sure to check out Wade's work as music supervisor in Groove, a dizzying descent into San Francisco's underground rave scene. Wade also portrayed himself in the film as DJ WishFM sharing screen time with international superstar DJ John Digweed.
The Starck Club, a concept in the early 1980s by visionary entrepreneur Blake Woodall led to the first US creation of legendary designer, Philippe Starck. The club took Starck's namesake to show the vague hipness of the counterculture the Starck Club and Blake Woodall so wished to represent. Unique and creative, Michael and Wade have expressed their stories through the retelling of others all at the hand of editor and co-director, Miles Hargrove (IMDB Credits: HARRY POTTER, VAN HELSING, PROOF OF LIFE). The combined vision comes together in one explosive project guaranteed to leave you wanting more.
There are three easy steps for getting involved:
1. Watch the video!
2. Choose your reward level and contribute.
3. Pass this on to your networks through email, social media and any other communication avenues you may have.
Melina McKinnon (Producer)
The STARCK PROJECT Team
A sneak peek from Susan Ottaviano and Ted Ottaviano's interview - Book of Love.
Peter Hook discusses Blue Monday and shares Kraftwerk's view on the song.
Tommie Sunshine, record producer, remixer, DJ and songwriter of electronic music from Chicago talks about the influence of iconic 80s music and how Blue Monday transcends the mind to pure ecstasy. Ever wondered the roots of Tainted Love – Tommie tells us!
Larry Hagman, better known to some as J.R. Ewing, would come in from Southfork Ranch on occasion to hang his hat at the Starck Club.
Trailer that played during the 2013 CBGB festival.
Christina de Limur aka "Sita", Philippe Krootchey, Edwige Belmore, Philippe Starck, Blake Woodall) on the stairs of the Starck Club leading down to the Cold Bar!
The STARCK PROJECT Executive Team (Wade R. Hampton, Miles Hargrove, Dennis Bishop, Melina McKinnon, Michael Cain)
Co–Director, Michael Cain with Philippe Starck in Starck's Paris home.
The upstairs funny bar
The Starck stairs were one of the most common "dance floors."
Starck Club DJ booth
Princess Stephanie and Rob Lowe made headlines when visiting the Starck Club
The Starck Club allowed you to be on your best…and worst behavior!