Journey behind the lens of the legendary Jini Dellaccio, one of the first women rock ‘n’ roll photographers.
Art. Music. Photography. An undiscovered American master. And a Northwest treasure you can be part of preserving!
Meet Jini Dellaccio, now in her 90s -- a woman whose artistic independence, imagination and passion took her from humble beginnings to producing some of the most transformative images ever created in rock ‘n’ roll. The film explores Jini's extraordinary journey, her courage as an artist, often defying convention and navigating traditional male dominated worlds-- at a time when very few women were doing so. How did Jini end up photographing rock concerts, hanging with the likes of Neil Young and doing album covers for the godfathers of garage punk in her middle-age? What motivated her to pursue a distinctive life in art and music?
This film goes behind the scenes of Jini’s rock ‘n’ roll photography in the 1960s, reveals how she captured the frenetic energy of live concerts years before her contemporaries like Annie Leibovitz were on the scene, but it is also so much more than that.
With your help, an inspiring and untold story of one woman's artistry can be shared with audiences everywhere.
This funding campaign is about meeting some of the remaining production costs we face to digitally preserve photos, many of which have been unseen for decades. In order for them to be used in the film, we must be able to restore the images. The photos will be scanned using a technically specialized process designed to preserve the images in the best quality possible. Our efforts, with your support, will ensure Jini's legacy is accessible as an inspiring resource for artists, photography and rock ‘n’ roll fans alike, as well as available for arts education purposes.
The photos we want to digitially preserve include not only masterful portraits of great Northwest bands like The Daily Flash, The Wailers, The Sonics and Merrilee Rush but stunning concert shots Jini captured of bands ranging from The Rolling Stones to The Who, The Mamas & Papas, Herman's Hermits and The Yardbirds. The more we raise, the more we can scan!
Why your contribution can make a difference to this project now:
Sadly, art documentaries have few places to go for funding compared to other films. We have completed principal production (shooting interviews with Jini and reunions with musicians) thanks to our beg, borrow and persuasion strategy aided by the generosity of my family and friends and the production crew. But we are running out of time. Jini is 94 and we desperately need to finish the film so Jini can enjoy the wider recognition she deserves, in her lifetime.
We need to urgently finance this last stage of the production process so we can move into the edit suite; your contribution now gets us a vital step closer to completing a film that goes behind the scenes of some of Jini’s most extraordinary photo shoots and explores her life’s work, bringing art and music together. We hope you want to be part of this journey with us.
Jini Dellaccio defined a generation of rock 'n' roll and her work still inspires photographers and musicians alike. Now you have an opportunity to help share this incredible story.
Check out the production blog for an in-depth tour about the making of the documentary and to see more clips and production stills:
You can also enjoy Jini's stunning photography at www.jinidellaccio.com.
Jini's story and the documentary were featured on the Hasselblad USA website, check it out at http://www.hasselbladusa.com/promotions/jini-dellaccio.aspx.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Apr 4, 2011 - May 25, 2011
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One Movie Ticket + Popcorn! You receive a specially designed production Thank You postcard signed by the director!
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Two Movie Tickets + Popcorn! You receive an exclusive production still signed by the crew and an invite to our next extended trailer screening (Seattle or Washington, D.C.)!
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Two Movie Tickets + Popcorn w/ Real Butter! You receive a 15 minute Skype Q & A session with the director AND an invite to our next extended trailer screening (Seattle or Washington, D.C.)!
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A 3D Movie Experience! You receive two tickets to a VIP screening of the finished film either in Seattle or Washington, D.C. PLUS your personal DVD of the extended trailer with director's commentary.
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Be a Movie Mogul! Since you rock... Something cool for your coffee table: a copy of Jini Dellaccio's stunning photography book of many of her iconic images, signed by Jini. Your contribution has made it possible for one of Jini's remarkable photos to be digitally preserved.
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TWO DAYS ONLY TO GET THIS FOR $60 PLEDGE - ONCE IN A LIFETIME CHANCE TO SEE THE SETTING FOR MANY OF JINI'S ICONIC PHOTOS! Private tour of the Gig Harbor house, Washington State, 40 minutes from Seattle, where most of Jini's stunning pictures of bands including The Wailers, The Sonics, The Daily Flash and Merrilee Rush were taken. A must for architecture buffs as well as keen photographers – the house was designed by Pacific Northwest’s famous architect Alan Liddle, a protege of Frank Lloyd Wright. So, you will not only be preserving photos from the archive, but you will be getting an exclusive tour of where it all happened, and our location for much of this documentary's shooting! Generously hosted by the current owners, who have the low-down on all the history, having bought the house from Jini herself!
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Calling all Movie and Music Mavens! EXCLUSIVE ONE OF A KIND REWARD! Private tour of Seattle's amazing Experience Music Project Science Fiction Museum - but no ordinary visit - you will be taken inside the curatorial vault (which is not open to the public). EMP's Curator, Jacob McMurray, will be your guide behind the scenes of one of the coolest collections around. Check it out at www.empsfm.org. The museum hosted the Taking Aim Exhibition featuring unforgettable rock images, for which Graham Nash included Jini's iconic shot of Neil Young. PLUS 2 VIP tickets to the Seattle or Washington DC premiere.