Let Me Let You Go is a groundbreaking sci-fi comedy feature about queer artists that become part fungus to survive. It is Clement Goldberg’s first narrative feature film and will be Executive Produced by Silas Howard and Produced by Zackary Drucker, a queer and trans led team should the Kickstarter Campaign goal be reached by October 8th 2021. Clement wrote the film because of the rise in global fascism, anti-trans legislation and climate crisis. That said, it is a humorous film about ecological and cultural collapse with a hopeful ending!
Please check it out https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/clemgoldberg/let-me-let-you-go
Sick of his gig for TRIPSIT, Miguel steals mushrooms from his Silicon Valley client. Meanwhile, a non-binary trans, artist, Cary, arrives at their favorite queer bar when a black van abducts them from the sidewalk. Miguel is detained soon after. The pair meet in a holding cell where Miguel is high on shrooms and Cary is high on codependency. A nefarious biotech billionaire tells them that the world is on the brink of collapse but offers the artists a chance to survive if they are willing to become cross-species with fungus. They agree and are given a serum then relocated to a remote refuge site. There is no going back! The serum has dramatic side effects! Additional artists arrive! Hijinks ensure! Let Me Let You Go is a story about grief, humor and hope as everything falls apart with live action and puppet stop motion.
Aside from the equipment, location and logistical necessities for filmmaking – the money that is donated will go directly to queer and trans artists and a few token allies. One of the best parts of filmmaking is paying weirdo artists for their skills!
To learn more about Clement and watch some free stop motion videos about Deer and Mushrooms visit clemgoldberg.com
Clement Hil Goldberg is a writer, director and artist. Goldberg was awarded their second Creative Work Fund grant and a San Francisco Arts Commission grant to create Our Future Ends, a film, animation, and live performance about extinction that premiered at CounterPulse in San Francisco in 2017 and was the Platinum Centerpiece at the Los Angeles Outfest Film Festival in 2018. Clement created the stop motion web series The Deer Inbetween and co-produced the award-winning 20-filmmaker collaborative feature film Valencia. Their films and visual art have been exhibited at venues such as REDCAT Theatre, VORTEX Rep, BAMPFA, Institute of Contemporary Art at Penn, and Yerba Buena Center For The Arts; and over 50 international film and arts festivals including Frameline, Outfest, MIX NYC, OUTsider, Hamburg International Queer Film Festival, and Cleveland International. Goldberg received an MFA in art practice from the University of California, Berkeley 2016.