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Saul Williams crowdfunding musical film

By | Published on Thursday 21 June 2018

Saul Williams

Saul Williams has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new musical film called ‘Neptune Frost’. The movie, and an accompanying graphic novel, will further develop the MartyrLoserKing character from his 2016 album of the same name.

“From an otherworldy village made of recycled computer parts a hacking collective performs the most outrageous hacks in US and world history full of social commentary and gutsy platform takeovers”, explains a synopsis of the musical.

“They are the virtual heroes of a world drawn closer and closer to authoritarian rule until they cross the line that takes them from beloved hackers to first-world terrorists” said synopsis continues. “‘Neptune Frost’ is the love story between an inter-sex runaway and a coltan miner and the virtual marvel born as a result of their union – MartyrLoserKing – the world’s number one trend The Authority seeks to end”.

Williams adds: “I began working on this project as a graphic novel and a musical. I wanted to centre my writing around the social and global issues flooding my actual and virtual timelines and their countless intersections through a story, character, and project that would allow me to focus all of my observations, insights, rants, and talents under one heading”.

Find out more and put some money into the project here.