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Since its formation in the 1980's,
the Goth culture (then regarded as a sub-culture) was
viewed as a rebellious teenage phase, as a dark and
possibly satanic cult, as a pathway to violence and
suicidal tendencies, and above all, considered freakish
by most of the popular mainstream population. The now
present Goth culture is none of that, and, moreover,
boasts of many facets rich in history, philosophy, film,
fashion, literature, television, theatre, and much more!
The New Goth City Project's
founder and creator,
Welles, is currently creating an epic and
groundbreaking feature length documentary, (loosely
Voltaire's "What Is Goth?" book --
2004, WeiserBooks) that will explore, explain, and
establish the Goth lifestyle as a veritable offstream
The "This is Goth"
documentary aims to accomplish five main goals:
1) To educate those within the Goth
culture and lifestyle as to its origins and current
2) To educate and explain the Goth
culture to those who may be curious or interested in
participating in it.
3) To educate and explain the Goth
culture and lifestyle to parents, family members,
co-workers, and/or friends of Goths who struggle to
comprehend the meaning behind the lifestyle.
4) To educate and inform those who
are frightened of, ridicule, make fun of, mock, bully,
or even physically harm those within the Goth culture
simply because they are different, and to generate
tolerance and acceptance.
5) And most importantly, to help
support and enhance this dynamic, yet very
misunderstood, culture that stems from a unique
state-of-mind and state-of-being.
This is Goth is like no
other documentary in which cinematically it employs a
special visual technique created by Sir William Welles
known as Photo-animation that combines
retroactive cinematic and photographic styles and
effects with cutting edge digital animation that opens a
world on the screen that hovers inexplicably between 2D
and 3D, and sprinkled with a few surprises throughout.
In all, the This is Goth
documentary project is to solidify the entire worldwide
Goth community, lifestyle, and culture while effectively
answering the much asked question, "What is Goth?" This
is the answer...
This is Goth!