All We Wanna Do Is Dance
THE STORY OF ACID HOUSE AND THE BIRTH OF RAVE CULTURE
All We Wanna Do Is Dance
All We Wanna Do Is Dance is the definitive story of the world’s last great youth culture.
A culture that didn’t just change the way we party, but revolutionised the way we live, love and even think. A culture that brought people together under one beat, irrespective of class, race or sexuality.
A culture of equality in an age of discrimination.
A culture that’s as relevant today as it was when it emerged in the late 1980s.
From Chicago to Manchester, London to Ibiza, All We Wanna Do Is Dance charts the rise of acid house and the global rave scene it spawned. It’s told by the people who were there; the pioneers who took on the establishment and literally fought for their right to party.
With over 60 exclusive interviews, the film tells the story of acid house’s beginnings in the clubs of Chicago, New York, Ibiza, Manchester and London.
Meet the producers who invented the original house sound, the DJs who played the tracks, the promoters who risked it all by putting on parties and the clubbers who found their spiritual home on the dancefloor.
What motivated them? What kept them coming back? How did it change their lives?
And then see history in the making, with never-seen-before footage of clubs like Manchester’s Haçienda, along with legendary raves like Energy, Helter Skelter, World Dance and Joy. Witness the sun rising and bodies jacking as the power of hedonism fed the hunger for change.
Like any great party, All We Wanna Do Is Dance has a killer soundtrack. DJ ‘Evil’ Eddie Richards – one of the first DJs outside Chicago to champion house music – delivers a non-stop mix of classics that’s every bit as mesmerising as the footage it accompanies.
The narration is provided by house music’s greatest male singer, Robert Owens – whose soothing tones provide context, drama and passion.
All We Wanna Do Is Dance is many things: a high-octane music movie, a unique social history documentary and even an adventure story crammed with madcap characters, rebels and outcasts.
But more than anything else, it’s a tale about ordinary people achieving extraordinary things.
Simply because they wanted to dance.
All We Wanna Do Is Dance is now finished.
The soundtrack uses 56 tracks, meaning that the music clearance budget is large, although this is offset against some frugal archive clearances and low post-production expenses. The overall budget remains competitive for a film of this scale.
So far, All We Wanna Do Is Dance has been entirely self-financed by film director Gordon Mason. However money is needed to take the film to completion which will cover the final archive and music clearance payments, post-production, deliverables of the final film and E & O insurance. This will succeed in taking the film to a completed chain of title and will enable the release of All We Wanna Do Is Dance to cinemas and beyond.
The money we are trying to raise through our crowdfund is urgently needed to pay for various up-front costs including music supervision and clearances along with associated legal fees. There are bills to be paid, and a crowdfund target of £25,000 has been set to achieve this goal, but of course we would be delighted if we were able to exceed this and move closer towards getting the film fully funded :)
The film titles feature artwork by the renowned clubland artist Mark Wigan, who has kindly agreed to help us by producing some exclusive and limited edition art designs for our crowdfund campaign. These very cool and soon to be very rare designs are available as rewards on a selection of T-shirts, sweatshirts and art prints. We hope you like them.
All We Wanna Do Is Dance…Do You?