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article imageDavid Mamet daughters fail to get public funding for music video

By Marcus Hondro     Jun 10, 2013 in Entertainment
The Cabin Sisters, a two woman band made up of the daughters of playwright David Mamet, Clara and Zosia, have fallen short of an attempt to get funding to make a music video. They sought online donations but it didn't work out.
Zosia Mamet is on the TV show 'Girls' while her sister, Clara, is likewise on a TV show, 'Neighbors'. Given the money they'd make, it's unclear why they utilized a crowdfunding website called 'kickstarter' and pleaded with the public to kick in the $32,000 they say they need to make their music video. The video would be of a song they wrote, 'Bleak Love' that's about heartbreak, a song they said they hope will "capture something everyone has felt at some point in their lives."
Here's an exerpt from the Cabin Sisters funding plea:
Your support for this project will be the backbone to a body of excited filmmakers, producers and musicians all making something from nothing," their website read. "We have a wonderful concept from a bright young director that includes, beautiful gowns, statues, a large opulent loft space, extensive make-up, saturated tones needing anamorphic lens (for those technically inclined).
We also have those folks who are good enough to work for free that we are trying to travel and feed. It is an expensive proposition when all is said and done, but we have a realistic budget that we know we can make work. So, please please join us in the fight against heartbreak!
Mamet sisters seek music video
The two say one of the reasons they wanted to make the video is so they can spend more time together and share music. There's a snippet of the song on their kickstarter website and whether people didn't like it, didn't like their reasons for asking for funds, thought they should fund it themselves given they each have pretty good acting gigs, or thought their father should fund it can't be known.
What is known is that their website had a 14-day funding period from May 26 through June 9. During that period they had 80 backers who accumulated for them $2,783.
So they are $29,217 short of their $32,000 goal and, unless they manage to get the loot elsewhere the chances of a 'Bleak Love' music video seems pretty bleak.
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