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Hello! My name is Justin "Joss" Hoskinson and I have a favor to ask.
Recently, I began work on "Off the Cutting Room Floor," a planned YouTube and possible podcast series analyzing the development process of various films, television shows, and stage musicals, tracking the evolution of the material and taking a look at what was cut, what was replaced, and how the production came to be. I chose to focus on "Little Shop of Horrors" for the first episode, due to my love of the material and love for Howard Ashman's writing, and I've decided that a trip to Washington D.C. is needed in order to go through story materials, from the development of both the stage musical and film adaptation, housed at the Library of Congress in the Howard Ashman Papers collection. I'm planning on taking the trip sometime during the summer or early-fall fall, and though I'll likely be able to save up enough money to cover the cost for a majority of the trip, I'm not totally certain and I want to make sure I have enough to cover it.
That's why I'm asking for help. I need to make sure I have enough to cover a round-trip train ticket, a hotel room (for 3-5 days), food and drinks, and travel to and from the library, as well as things I need in order to travel (I.D., suitcase, spare memory card and battery for my phone).
I also need to make sure I'll be able to cover the costs for duplicating any materials from the Howard Ashman Archives needed for the video, including script pages, story notes, storyboards, and early demo and workshop recordings.
Any little bit helps, and every cent from this campaign will go towards making the "Off the Cutting Room Floor" video on "Little Shop of Horrors," as well as videos on Howard's original story treatment for "Aladdin," an unproduced musical adaptation of "The Honeymooners" (with a score by Alan Menken and a libretto by David Spencer) and an unproduced sequel to the Disney film "Mary Poppins" (written by Brian Sibley and original author P.L. Travers). Any extra will be put directly into my YouTube channel (https://youtube.com/justinhoskie).
I've always wanted to visit DC, and it's always been a dream of mine to visit the Howard Ashman Papers and look at the creative process of a man I admire so much. Any little bit would be appreciated and I will be forever grateful to whoever helps out.
If you've read this far, I thank you so much. I will never be able to thank you enough.