Drum roll please………… It is with great joy that we can now announce the OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE for Flake & Flames. The date is APRIL 29th. We are now taking pre-orders from our new shop at www.buyflakeandflames.com!
Here is the updated Flake & Flames film poster with some extra sponsors (like our main sponsor Hell Yeah Beer), artists & more.
“The world famous Kool Lifestyle Photographer Dirk “The Pixeleye” Behlau and the acclaimed Pinstriper and Artist, Jesper Bram join forces on an astonishing adventure to make a documentary film about the Kustom Kulture movement around the globe.”
Flake & Flames is a fantastic adventure through the Kustom Kulture movement around the globe seeking out the hottest Kustom Kulture spots in the United States (US) and Europe.
If you are new to Kustom Kulture, you will experience the overwhelming creativity that exists behind terms like Low Brow Art, Hot Rods, Customs, and Pinstriping. Those who are familiar with Kustom Kulture will drool in awe and get a privileged look into the private domain of the Kustom Kulture legends of our time.
Some of the world’s best car and motorcycle builders, tattoo artists, pinstripers, custom painters, and pin-up models share their tricks and experience. Artists dedicated to art forms that have traditionally been frowned upon by established society throughout history show you why nothing else can compare.
Facts about the film
Producer: Jesper Bram
Executive Producer: Hell Yeah Beer
Director of Photography: Dirk Behlau
Directors: Jesper Bram & Dirk Behlau
Co-Director: Daniel Alban
Filmed by: Jesper Bram & Dirk Behlau
Edited by: Daniel Alban at Kong Gulerod Film
Soundtrack by: The Dynotones, Vince Ray And The Boneshakers, The Go Getters, Brutus, The Bonnevilles, Nitrogods, The Juke Joint Pimps, Troubled Three, Die Zorros, The Monsters and many more…
80min. Feature length documentary
The film is an independent production
Material for the film has been shot during 2011, in U.S. & Europe (England, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Germany, France)
The film will be released world wide on DVD in April 2013.
It’s hard to describe how happy we are that the final funding campaign went so well. You guys rule like nothing else. Now we can work full speed ahead on finishing everything. Being able to afford all the great sound, subtitles, extra material and to send you guys some cool stuff, is really awesome. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
More than 700 people have supported us all together through our two funding campaigns. The good people who supported through the first campaign are listed on the acknowledgement page. Where they will soon be joined by the people listed on the image below. THANK YOU, ALL OF YOU!!!! Flake & Flames would not have been possible without you.
It is with great honor and appreciation that we can announce that The Dynotones is participating with their awesome surf music in Flake & Flames Kustom Kulture Documentary. The guys from The Dynotones have been a great help throughout the whole process. We can not thank them enough. Check out the incredible acknowledgement we got from Dano Nichols.
“When American International Pictures (AIP) released the first of 8 beach party movies in 1963 it was an insight into a lifestyle and culture that until then was mostly enjoyed by a small group of people in the Southern California area. A few years later it had spread across the country and had introduced the world to the topics of Surfing, Hotrods, Drag Racing, Custom Motorcycles, Dick Dale, Surf Music groups, and the Art of Ed Roth and Von Dutch. It would inspire people for generations to come. 50 years later, it is about to be taken to the next level as Jesper Bram and Dirk Behlau release “Flake And Flames” A movie profiling the best Artists,Painters, fabricaters of Hotrods,Customs,and Choppers in their REAL settings from around the world, who have kept it alive all these years. When The Dynotones were asked to score some tracks for the movie, we couldn’t have been more excited to contribute. The Dynotones have spent the past 15 years keeping the tradition going of Fender Reverb, Garage Fuzz and the Hot Rod lifestyle that was introduced back in the early 60’s. This movie gave us the opportunity to show behind the scenes of how this culture is very much a part of our lives …from cars, homes, to band rehearsal. We look forward to its release around the world. Thank you Jesper and Dirk!” ~Dano Nichols, The Dynotones
Today we reached 200 awesome people who backed the completion of Flake & Flames – Kustom Kulture Documentary. Thank you so much. We are looking so much forward to shipping you your 1st. edition DVD pack, and all your other goodies.
Big thanks to IndieGoGo, for selecting Flake & Flames for Twitter Campaign of the day.
— Indiegogo (@Indiegogo) October 21, 2012
Wow! the support we are getting is awesome. Today we reached half of our goal already. That’s $12.500 in only 7 days. Thank you so much.
If you just arrived to the party. You can contribute and follow the progress on http://www.indiegogo.com/flakeandflamesfinal
We are completely stoked to be able to bring you this announcement.
To cut it short…. ALL ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS WILL GET AN ACTUAL ORIGINAL CUSTOM MADE AIRBRUSHED T-SHIRT BY VON FRANCO, THE T-SHIRT MASTER HIMSELF.
This is so big we can’t even get our heads around it. We are so proud to be able to offer you this. An actual original Von Franco t-shirt custom made especially for you.
Great many thanks to Von Franco for doing this with us. This is truly Kustom Kulture at it’s best.
A Von Franco t-shirt will be given to all who claim the $475 Associate Producer perk.
Here’s the total layout of what is icluded with this awesome perk.
As Associate Producer your name will appear in the end credits of the film, on IMDB, and on the website credited as Associate Producer.
You also get invited to an official screening party of your choice (exact locations will be announced later, but they will be in at least several places around Europe and California). You get to hang out with us and take stupid-looking photos for Facebook while enjoying free food and drinks. At the party, you will also receive the DVD and all the other goodies. Where we will be happy to sign it all for you.
To top it off you will also receive a personal thank-you call from one of the filmmakers.
It all will be given to you who claim the $475 Associate Producer perk.
We are happy to pass on your suggestions for what you would like on your t-shirt to Von Franco. Like your name, type of vehicle, special monster or such. But we respect Von Franco’s 100% artistic freedom. What he paints in his unique style will be entirely up to the artist. Base T-shirt color is white, and you get to choose the size, and if you want the artwork on front or back. We will contact you after the campaign is complete.
Von Franco is a living legend. He worked together with Ed “Big Daddy” Roth and all the other great artists that founded the lowbrow art craze. They even made a film about Von Franco a while back. Here’s the trailer.
Today we passed 100 people who support, kustom kulture, independent film making, entrepreneurship, cool art and bad ass vehicles, general madness, and the talented people we will be able to pay with the money. Can’t wait to share the film with all of you. Thank you so much for your support.
We thought long and hard on what ultimate package we could put together to offer something really awesome for your contribution to the Flake & Flames Final Funding campaign.
Here’s what is included with the perk we call
THE ULTIMATE COLLECTOR.
FLAKE & FLAMES DVD
The main feature of the show. The actual complete 70 minutes Kustom Kulture Documentary. A film project never before attempted, of course it needs a kick ass packaging. The 1st edition of Flake & Flames will be something special. We will produce a limited run of DVD packs full of all the cool goodies we can fit in the box.
FLAKE & FLAMES DESKTOP BACKGROUNDS
We all like to have cool backgrounds on our phones, tablets, and computers. It’s just like the posters with motorcycles, cars, and pin-ups we hang in our garage. It makes you feel like it’s yours. Makes it feel home. Dirk “The Pixeleye” Behlau, Director of Photography on the film, have designed this awesome pack of digital backgrounds to fit your various gadgets.
FULL SIZE OFFICIAL POSTER
The super awesome Official Flake & Flames Poster created by Tom Hodge of The Dude Designs. Toms work is just out of this world. This large full size poster measures 70x100cm aprox. 27.5×39.5 inches.
2 DIFFERENT VON MAZE T-SHIRTS
Von Maze designed these new awesome t-shirts for this funding campaign. The T-Shirt has Flake & Flames Motherfuckers with a wacky monster printed on the back, and a cool Flake & Flames, Kustom Kulture Emblem on the front. We can’t wait to wear these our selves.
EXCLUSIVE CAMPAIGN STICKER
It’s not called collecting for anything. The official Flake & Flames Final Funding Campaign Sticker. This bad boy is designed by the Flake & Flames Producer Jesper Bram a.k.a. Mr.Bram. ONLY AVAILABLE TO BACKERS OF THIS CAMPAIGN.
Your name will be forever etched in our hearts and tweeted through the blogosphere as a GENEROUS SUPPORTER, and a thank you with your name and link on the list of acknowledgements will be posted on flakeandflames.com.
Flake & Flames have come a long way since we started the documentary film project back in november 2010. It started as a small side project, we did just because we could. Now it has grown in to a full fledged feature length documentary, with top professional people on the payroll. The film almost grew on it’s own. It is like the story was meant to be told at this point in history. It demanded to be taken seriously. The Flake & Flames monster was not satisfied with being a side project.
Making a film on this level have been a great challenge. We have learned a lot of hard lessons on the way. The amount of stuff you have to deal with when making an actual real deal documentary, to be published around the world, is mind blowing. When enough people are involved. A seemingly insignificant thing like getting answers to emails can grow in to an extremely time consuming and tedious task. Not something we figured would seriously affect our schedule when we started out. But we are fighters, and have great family and friends to support us. Not to mention all the fantastic support we get from all of you who are looking forward to see Flake & Flames very soon.
We are almost there. Flake & Flames has become the film we always wanted, but never dared imagine. Teaming up with top professionals for post production has taken the film to a totally new level. First time we saw some rough cuts, we both got all misty eyed. Flake & Flames have become more than we dared hope for. We can not wait to show it to you.
But first we need your help. Making film on this scale cost money, a lot of money. The crowdfunding campaign we did last year, covered the cost of filming in Europe. The filming we did in United States we covered with our own savings. Thanks to our agreements with Hell Yeah Beer, and KG Film we have covered most post production and editing costs.
Now, we are almost done. Release is only a few months away. Just a couple more things that has to be finished before we can publish the film. For that we need your help, and we are proud to be able to give you some seriously bad ass stuff in return.
Signs of life are starting to come out of the editing room. It’s wild to see something that has been trapped in your mind for over a year finally take shape and twist it self out in to the light. Our superhero editor, who now refuse to respond to any other name than Von Alban, of KG Film is doing a killer job splicing parts together for the freaky monster that shall be known as Flake & Flames.
We still have a long way to go and lots of things to take care of before we have a finished film. But seing what has come to life so far have once again confirmed to us that taking on this mad project was the only right thing to do. We are so much looking forward to sharing with everybody, what we more than ever believe is a view in to Kustom Kulture no one have ever seen.
Meanwhile, while we are hiding in the editing room, the monster has gotten momentum. We frequently receive inquiries about featuring the film from all over. Many exiting things are in the making that will be revealed as things come together. Recently we where featured on IndieGoGo as a funding success story. Lots of people have posted photos of the Official Flake & Flames Poster on their walls. We are super stoked that you all share our passion for this film, and can’t wait to announce an official release date. Hope you will stick with us just a little while longer. We are getting there. The monster has a heart beat, now we just need to give it a last jolt to pop its eyes open and loose it on the world.
One of the best pinstripers in United Kingdom has signed on to the Flake & Flames Kustom Kulture Adventure. We are happy to welcome Simon “Nefarious” Pollock on the cast, and are looking very much forward to filming him and others in UK.
That concludes the official gang of pinstripers we have selected to film in Europe for now. We believe these guys to be the cream of the crop today. But who knows what we will run in to on our adventure. We got plenty more fantastic people we are going to visit. Like tattoo artists, car builders, pinup models and more. But that’s our little secret for now. You can always follow the full list of featured people on the official feature list.
You still have less than 24 hours to support the making of Flake & Flames by securing your copy of the final DVD, and some of the other cool perks we offer for your support. We thank you for your support, you make this film possible.
There is now less than 48 hours left of the Flake & Flames funding campaign. We have achieved the goal for the campaign, but we can still use all the support we can get. It’s is your last chance to take advantage of the killer perks we offer for your support.
When the DVD hit the stores the price will be minimum 25$ plus shipping. If you act now, you show your support for making the movie as well as get the finished DVD, the sticker exclusive for supporters, and your name on the official thank you list, all with FREE shipping world wide. Just claim the 25$ FIRST MOVER DEAL. You get this great deal because we appreciate your support, and want to give you something cool in return.
If you want even more awesome perks, you can ad a few bucks and also get the official Flake & Flames t-shirt designed by Dirty Donny. Or how about some signed high quality photos from the set? There’s plenty of options to support and get some cool stuff in return. Check it out here.
Note that you don’t even have to worry about sizes etc. we will contact you when the campaign is over to get your desired size and fit. Both men and woman t-shirts and tops is available.
Thank you for your support.
The great Swedish pinstriper Von Sven will be featured in Flake & Flames. Von Sven works out of Stockholm in Sweden. He is an expert pinstriper and sign painter. Sven’s very traditional classic style is known throughout the world. We look forward to film with him in beautiful Stockholm.
You can still support the making of Flake & Flames by grabbing the DVD and T-Shirts on the funding campaign. Thank you for your support.
Today we made our goal of raising 18.000$ to film Flake & Flames. 6 days before deadline. This is so freaking awesome. Can’t wait to start filming again. THANK YOU! all of you who have supported us. Looking forward to work our ass off making a kick ass movie for you. You guys RULE!!! THANK YOU.
It is not too late to support
You still have a couple of days to claim the perks we offer for your support. For an example It’s the last chance to score the crazy support sticker only available to those who supported the IndieGoGo Funding Campaign. Also the last chance to claim a GRINDHOUSE TICKET and get your ass on a crazy adventure with Dirk and Jesper. So please go and check it out before it ends. We appreciate your support.
Will you just use the rest of the money for beer?
We are certainly having a beer tonight celebrating that we reached our goal, that’s for sure. But no, we will not just spend the rest of the funds we raise above the goal for beers. If there’s one thing we have learned from this project is that you can always use more funds when making movies. What we raise above the target will enable us to rent better equipment to do more spectacular images. Just sound gear alone costs a fortune. Right now we only have one microphone. With more funds we can rent another microphone, and film two people talking at the same time. Not to mention camera mounts for cars and motorcycles. Hell if we had the money we would do helicopter shots. Our goal was always the bare minimum it takes to create the quality we want. There’s always room for improvement.
Thank you again so much for supporting us through our funding campaign. We are so stoked that we made it, and now have the ability to get some killer footage with some awesome artists.
Another great artist joins the cast. The french pinstriper Etienne “Empire 32″ Butterlin will be featured in Flake & Flames. Etienne is one of the top pistripers in Europe, and also editor of PowerGlide Magazine, and a killer illustrator. We admire his work very much, and look forward to film him and his work in France.
You can still support the making of Flake & Flames by grabbing the DVD and T-Shirts on the funding campaign. Thank you for your support.
It’s a thrill to announce another great European pinstriper and artist that will be featured in Flake & Flames. We just got confirmation back from the famous Italian pinstriper Blaster. Blaster has traveled thousands of kilometers around the world doing pinstriping, and he was fortunate to learn from Kustom Kulture icon Ed “Big Daddy” Roth while he lived.
We can’t express enough how grateful we are that our supporters have enabled us to seek out such awesome artists and film them for the movie. You guys really rule. We are looking very much forward to show you how Kustom Kulture is like in Italy. You can still support us by claiming the DVD and some of the other cool swag we offer for your contribution. Thank you.
We have started to set things up with the European artists and fabricators that will be featured in Flake & Flames. The first one we would like to reveal is as far as we know the most experienced pinstriper in Europe, Pekka Wizzz from Finland. Pekka is one of the grand masters in Europe. He has practiced pinstriping and custom painting for many years. He is the author of the book PINSTRIPING, and one of the founding members of The Arctic Pinheads.
To all of you who have shown you support by claiming the DVD, and other goodies. You guys really rule. It is because of you it is possible for us to make Flake & Flames. We are looking very much forward to film some cool stuff with Pekka, and show you his beautiful work. If you still haven’t claimed the DVD and some of the other cool swag we offer for your support. You can still make it here. Thank you.
Thanks to Woodys Speed Shop, Fuel Magazine, Voodoobeat, Pirate Kustomz, and Custom Works, the SPONSORSHIP DEAL has been sold out. We are proud and happy that you believe in the film and want to be a part in the making of it. Thank you very much.
We still get requests from companies that wants to sponsor Flake & Flames – The Kustom Kulture Adventure. So we decided to come up with a brand new perk called THE GRINDHOUSE TICKET.
What the heck is a GRINDHOUSE TICKET?
With THE GRINDHOUSE TICKET you get; your logo on www.flakeandflames.com. You get a video clip where Dirk and Jesper personally thank you and display your product or company in a crazy cool way AND your video gets shown at the official Flake & Flames release screenings/parties around the world (like they did it in the grindhouse days). You get a VIP invitation to hang out with us and do stupid looking photos for Facebook while enjoying free food and drinks at a screening/party of your choice. + You get the signed DVD, Dirty Donny tee, support sticker and your name on the thank you list.
Only 5 available go claim one at the Flake & Flames funding campaign
Is it a bird, is it a plane….no it’s the release of the brand new official Flake & Flames Support Sticker. The sticker designed by Jesper Bram is given to all who support the making of Flake & Flames through the funding campaign with 10$ or more.