This is a Kickstarter trailer for a 25-minute fictionalized film tribute to Shepard Fairey’s days at RISD. The RISD student/director hopes it will do to ”the origin of OBEY” what the “The Social Network” did “to the origin of Facebook.” The drama revolves around a fortune cookie, a “historic assignment that would later establish his legacy,” and the fearless wheatpasting of the Providence mayor’s billboard on campus. Help tell the story of “a young skate punk challenging a big-city mayor and the powers-that-be at art school,” “risking expulsion and jail time” as “Shepard learns that art is a weapon and attention is both a blessing and a curse.”
“This film is authorized by Shepard Fairey and I have his life rights for the period of time that this story covers.”
Commentary seems unnecessary. Really does.