Published Mar 26, 2014The 20-year-plus history of prolific pop punk label Fat Wreck Chords is set to be explored in an upcoming fan-made documentary, which will feature interviews with the likes of imprint founder and NOFX bassist Fat Mike, as well as members of Propagandhi, the Flatliners and more.
An Indiegogo page is currently seeking funds to put together A Fat Wreck: The Punk-u-Mentary, which will observe the trajectory of Fat Wreck Chords from when Fat Mike and then-wife Erin Burkett founded the imprint in 1990 up to today. Filmmakers write that the goal is to tell the story via "the artists, recording engineers, and record label itself," while also analyzing the impact of the Fat bands through interviews with "fans, bands, writers, club owners, promoters, and everyone else influenced one way or another by this music."
The filmmakers added, "For better or worse, depending on who you ask, Fat Wreck Chords was a major player in the resurgence of punk rock in the early '90s with significant influence on the genre and a very likely long lasting impact on the history of punk rock."
The producers have already raised $7,250 of the $7,500 needed to make the film. If you're looking to pitch in, incentive packages include anything from a digital download of the film to T-shirts, an exclusive A Fat Comp CD, posters and an executive producer credit on the film. You can find out more about the incentives and the breakdown of film costs over here.
Down below, you'll find footage of Fat Mike discussing the label and his bands' penchant for "getting wasted and playing punk rock," with other interviewees including the Flatliners' Chris Cresswell, Propagandhi drummer Jord Samolesky and more. The trailer also features tracks by Good Riddance and Propagandhi, as well as an explanation of all the incentive packages for possible funders.