Rolled is our good friend Whit Scott’s film in production about,
In 1979 a kid from LA got together with three of his friends because he wanted to artistically toilet paper a house. They planned it out knowing exactly what they would do, how long it would take, and how it would look in the end. One of the kids filmed it.
They continued this mischief throughout their high school years. When one graduated, they replaced him with a new member to carry on a specific job in the group. These jobs included the “historian” who photographed or filmed every house they hit.
In the late 90s, I joined this group as the historian. I recently convinced my three compatriots to recount their experiences. They said yes, we collected some great stories, and we were also able to meet the group’s founding member.
What remains is to go to Los Angeles to meet and film the kids currently in the group, and see how it’s doing since we left in 2000. The footage that was shot over the last 32 years also needs to be unarchived and digitized.
JADED is involved with the planning and production of Rolled. We headed down to LA with Whit and his wife Claire a couple of times this spring to film prelimanary interviews. You can see those in the Kickstarter trailer above. We’ve also helped some with the budgeting, and production recommendations, and we plan to be a lot more involved as the project moves forward.
We are really excited about this project! Whit is a great friend, and Rolled is all he has been talking about for the past year. Now he’s trying to raise $30k in the next thirty days…
To complete the film, donations are needed for camera, sound and lighting operators; city permits, insurance, motion graphics and post production.
Hook him up with some cash and he’ll roll any house in the U.S. for you (for $10k). The other donation incentives range from a DVD, to a name drop in the film, to Executive Producer credits. The Kickstarter has only been up for about twenty-four hours and he’s already raised more than $4,500. We’d say that’s a pretty good start.