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Documenting the San Francisco Rave Scene

Monday 01.31.2011 , Posted by

If you were around San Francisco in the 90’s, it was impossible to escape the colorful, joyous parties of the exploding rave scene. The influence these massive parties had was world wide, still reverberates today and for many was a life changing experience. Now the creative crew at are working on a full length documentary, focusing on the people that experienced those events firsthand and had their lives shaped by the hopeful, yet often misunderstood movement.

This is one of the first films to be made by the very people who where there on the dance floor. We went to the MoFilms studio to meet up with our friend Martin O’brien, executive directer, producer and “excitement manager” to get his take on the time. During the rise of the scene he was instrumental in promoting many of the parties, and in the process he was inspired and changed.

Martin and MoFilms are currently in the process of collecting footage and raising funds through Kickstarter. Amazingly they have already reached their initial goal of $20k (in only 21 days!). Due to the immense interest and support continue to receive donations from people wanting to help make the film a raving success. MoFilms’ hardworking crew has set a new goal of $30k and encourages those interested to donate up until the February 4th Kickstarter deadline. Let’s support this amazing film!

Paul Caridad

Written by Paul Caridad

Bicycled the perimeter of USA, hitch hiked across the States dressed as monk. Nomadic for the next few years. Would love to connect, so check out my links below! email:

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