A Kickstarter campaign has been launched to fund his intersex sci fi love story Neptune Frost
Saul Williams has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new musical film he is currently writing as part of his MartyrLoserKing project. Called Neptune Frost, it’s set in a village made from recycled computer parts that’s home to world’s most subversive hacking collective and, along with them, the elusive African hacker MartyrLoserKing. “They are the virtual heroes of a world drawn closer and closer to authoritarian rule until they cross the line that takes them from beloved hackers to first-world terrorists,” explains Williams. “Neptune Frost is the love story between an intersex runaway and a coltan miner, and the virtual marvel born as a result of their union – MartyrLoserKing – the world's #1 trend The Authority seeks to end.”
“The team of ‘losers’ and outcasts,” he continues, “ignite the imagination of the world’s most ‘connected’ generation through deep space, deep web penetration. A virtual hero for a world caught in perpetual analogue exploitation. Neptune Frost is the MartyrLoserKing.”
More information, along with a film trailer, can be found on the Kickstarter website. The campaign has just over a month left, with pledge rewards ranging from T-shirts and an exclusive mix tape, to VIP World Premiere tickets and a visit from the North African kitten named Choo Choo Bird, who will appear in your dreams once every blue moon.