Nanaimo band Top Men’s theatrical concert DVD is in post-production and they launched a fundraising campaign to help pay for its completion.
Called Once You Go Blacklight, You Never Go Backlight, the film is part of a campaign on the Indigogo Internet site which offers presales and prizes for donations.
Top Men perform electronic dance music as part of a theatrical show, which tell the stories of time travel, cyborgs and love-lorn dinosaurs.
With some cardboard, papier mache, old junk, and giant imaginations, Top Men bring to life the fantasies of their youth and pay homage to beloved pop culture references from Jules Verne to Mad Max.
The members met in Vancouver Island University’s music program and performed at last year’s Fringetastic theatre festival. Their next show is Saturday (June 16) during CHLY and Hub City Cycles Tandem Street Fair.
The story told on the DVD is inspired by the Tron movies.
Top Men rock a blacklight dance party while leading a digital rebellion, with guest performers who include members of The Body Politic.
The band and their friends put more than 100 hours of prep work into their special brand of preposterous do-it-yourself set and costume design, including electroluminescent jumpsuits and confetti cannons.
Top Men aim for $3,000. The campaign runs until July 20.
For more information, or to make a pledge, please visit www.indiegogo.com/topmenbandDVDfund.