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Thank you for your interest in AMSEL: ILLUSTRATOR OF THE LOST ART!
This documentary feature has been a heartfelt passion project, involving years of extensive research and personal investment. And while we’ve already done a great deal of filming -- interviewing subjects in California, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina and Pennsylvania -- additional interviews throughout the country are planned. We've also nearly finished all the interview transcriptions, and a majority of the animated motion graphics, in preparation for editing the film.
Your support can help make this project a reality, and help preserve the legacy of an artist we lost all too soon.
AMSEL: ILLUSTRATOR OF THE LOST ART is a sponsored project of FRACTURED ATLAS, a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts service organization legally registered as a charity to fundraise in all 50 states. Donations through this page are fully tax-deductible under the law.
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A B O U T T H E F I L M
One of the most prolific and popular American illustrators of the 1970s and 1980s, RICHARD AMSEL remains a titanic figure in the world of entertainment art. From his celebrated covers for TV GUIDE, to portraits of such legendary personalities as Bette Midler and Barbra Streisand, to his remarkable posters for films such as THE STING, THE DARK CRYSTAL, MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME, and RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, Amsel's work has inspired generations of illustrators, and continues to be enjoyed by millions of art and film lovers around the world.
Amsel's life and career, however, were tragically brief, and the aim of the film is to celebrate his work, preserve his creative legacy, and shed light on a life that was every bit as colorful and wondrous as the art itself.
AMSEL: ILLUSTRATOR OF THE LOST ART presents the first in-depth profile of legendary illustrator RICHARD AMSEL (1947-1985), detailing the artist’s remarkable body of work, while chronicling an enigmatic life marked with personal heartbreak, celebrity friendships, creative genius, and a tragic end at the age of thirty-seven.
Filmmaker Adam McDaniel has traveled extensively throughout the United States, conducting interviews with Amsel's friends, colleagues, classmates, and art collectors, as well as new generations of artists whom Amsel inspired.
The documentary is the culmination of over a decade's worth of research into Amsel's life and creative oeuvre.
H O W T O C O N T R I B U T E
AMSEL: ILLUSTRATOR OF THE LOST ART has fiscal sponsorship through FRACTURED ATLAS, a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts service organization legally registered as a charity to fundraise in all 50 states.
Click here for our project's page on the Fractured Atlas website!
WHY FRACTURED ATLAS?
Fractured Atlas is a nationally recognized service organization benefiting the needs of arts groups as well as individual artists in all disciplines. Founded in 1998, their fiscal sponsorship will allow the documentary to receive tax-deductible donations through individuals, grants, and crowdfunding campaigns. All monetary donations to the project through Fractured Atlas, where no goods or services have been exchanged, are fully tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
CAN I DONATE ONLINE?
Yes! The Fractured Atlas website can accept online donations by credit card through this link.
Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Fractured Atlas does not assess any additional fee to cover the credit card processing expense.
CAN I DONATE BY CASH OR CHECK?
For security reasons, and to ensure proper tax filings, please do NOT mail Cinemalad Productions any cash or money order payments. Checks are accepted, however, and should be made out to "Amsel: Illustrator of the Lost Art c/o FRACTURED ATLAS".
This will also ensure your contribution is 501(c)(3) tax-deductible according to the law.
CAN I MAKE A NONCASH DONATION?
Any item or service can be donated in-kind. Donations of tangible goods are considered noncash donations by Fractured Atlas. They can accept almost any type of donated noncash item for the purposes of the project, and issue a receipt to the donor for the item. The notable exceptions are vehicle donations, airline miles, and airline tickets, as Fractured Atlas does not have the facilities to process such donations.
Noncash donations will require a completed NONCASH DONATION LETTER in order to qualify as tax-deductible. Donors should complete this letter and send it either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by direct mail. Donation letters will be forwarded to the Fractured Atlas team for proper reporting and tax records.
WHERE CAN I MAIL MY CONTRIBUTION OR DONATION LETTER?
Please mail to either of these locations:
c/o Adam McDaniel
930 Ocean View Ave.
Monrovia, CA 91016
AMSEL: ILLUSTRATOR OF THE LOST ART
c/o Fractured Atlas
PO Box 55
Hartsdale, NY 10530-0055
WHAT ABOUT DONATIONS OF SERVICES?
We would strongly value any contributions of services toward our project, from those willing to donate their time, talents, and efforts. Please be aware, however, that such donations of services (such as pro-bono accounting/legal help) are considered in-kind donations by Fractured Atlas. These donations are undoubtedly valuable, but they are not tax deductible under the law, so Fractured Atlas cannot issue receipts for them.
CAN I VOLUNTEER TO BE A PART OF THE PRODUCTION?
Yes yes yes! We'd always value people's help!
Those looking for crewing or volunteer opportunities may inquire through our CONTACT US page.