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The journey of a grandson searching for the truth behind the legend of a grandfather he never knew.

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MINGUS ON MINGUS PROJECT

The feature-length documentary is the journey of a grandson searching for the truth behind the legend of the grandfather he never knew. Surrounded by controversy for his polemic actions and his unpredictability, the enigmatic figure of his grandfather became a jazz icon. The documentary opens doors to unknown facets of a composer who left one of the largest musical legacies of 20th Century American music. It is the path of his grandson, looking at the life of his grandfather through the eyes of those he touched and inspired, and through the locations where he lived and composed his art. The film rediscovers both, the man and the artist: Charles Mingus.

There are many perspectives of my grandfather that have not had a place in defining his legacy… I am seeking them out to understand him beyond myth, fable or a singular vision of his work.  – Kevin Ellington Mingus, Director

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Taking their memories with them, the generation that changed the direction of jazz forever is nearly gone. Those who are still here are a reminder of this collective music, which carries the pain and glory of our history. We have a commitment to them to capture those moments and give them a voice and a place. These musicians fought to develop their art in a society full of discrimination and an industry, which saw them as a commodity. Many of them unrecognized belong to a community essential to the art form of jazz.

This is a project focused on people who struggled to create and control their work independently. Following our own path to produce a film by traditional funding methods has been challenging. Until now our project has been fully self-funded and its financial independence will allow us to create a documentary faithful to the spirit of jazz.

FINANCIAL GOAL

Our goal of $45,000 will allow us to continue into the next stage of filming, planned for winter 2011 and spring 2012.

Funds received will be applied to conducting additional interviews in the United States, Mexico and Europe, equipment rental, on-location camera operators, editing fees, and archival research and usage fees.  

ALL OR NOTHING

If we don't reach our goal, no amount is collected.  Pledges are only billed when the goal is met and the campaign has ended. Help us spread the word!

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If you have any questions, suggestions, ideas, feedback, please contact us: info@orangethenblue.com

THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT!

INSTRUMENT HEAD - Limited Edition Series signed by photographer MICHAEL WEINTROB 

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VERSIÓN ESPAÑOL

TODOS LOS QUE NOS APOYEN SERÁN NOMBRADOS EN LOS CRÉDITOS DE LA PELÍCULA Y PUBLICADOS EN EL LIBRO MAKING-OF DEL DOCUMENTAL

COMO USAR KICKSTARTER
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PROYECTO MINGUS ON MINGUS

Este documental muestra el camino de un nieto en su búsqueda sobre la verdad detrás de la leyenda del abuelo al que nunca conoció. Rodeado de controversia por sus polémicas acciones y su imprevisibilidad, la enigmática figura de su abuelo  se ha convertido en un icono del jazz. El documental abre las puertas de facetas desconocidas de un compositor que dejó uno de los más grandes legados musicales de los EEUU del siglo XX. Es el camino de su nieto, observando la vida de su abuelo a través de los ojos de aquellos a los que se acercó e inspiró, y a través de los lugares donde vivió y dio forma a su arte. Esta película redescubre a ambos, al hombre y al artista: Charles Mingus.


Hay perspectivas de mi abuelo que no han tenido un lugar en la definición de su legado...He emprendido esta búsqueda para entenderlo mejor más allá del mito, la fábula o de una visión singular de su trabajo.                                                                                                                           - Kevin Ellington Mingus, Director


NECESITAMOS TU APOYO

Llevándose sus recuerdos, la generación que cambió la dirección del jazz para siempre ya casi ha desaparecido. Aquellos que aún están aquí son el recuerdo de esta música colectiva que transmite el dolor y la gloria de nuestra historia. Tenemos un compromiso con ellos para captar esos momentos y darles una voz y un lugar. Estos músicos lucharon por desarrollar su arte en una sociedad llena de prejuicios y en una industria que los veía como mercancías. Muchos de ellos, no reconocidos, pertenencen a una comunidad esencial para el arte del jazz.
Este es un proyecto centrado en la gente que se esforzó por crear y controlar su trabajo de forma independiente. El proceso para realizar esta película mediante los métodos tradicionales de financiación ha sido un reto. Nuestro proyecto hasta el momento se ha autofinanciado y su independencia económica nos permitirá crear un documental fiel al espíritu del jazz.

OBJETIVO FINANCIERO

Nuestro objetivo de $45,000 nos permitirá pasar a la siguiente fase del rodaje, previsto para el invierno 2011 y primavera 2012.
Los fondos recibidos se utilizarán para la realización de entrevistas adicionales en Estados Unidos, México y Europa, alquiler de equipos, honorarios de operadores de cámara locales, de edición y gastos de documentos de archivo.  

TODO O NADA
Si no llegamos a nuestra meta, no se recauda nada. Las donaciones sólo se hacen efectivas cuando se alcanza el objetivo fijado y la campaña se ha terminado. Ayúdanos a difundir el mensaje!

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  • Amiri Baraka, Buddy Collette (✝), Charles McPherson, Charlie Mariano (✝), David Amram, Don Friedman, Enrie Andrews, Hank Jones, Henry Grimes, Jason Moran, Jimmy Scott, Joni Mitchell, Lee Konitz, Linda Moser, Marcus Belgrave, Mark Dresser, Michael Cuscana, Ornette Coleman, Paul Bley, Rafael Álvarez, Ravi Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Ted Curson as well as members of the Mingus Family and others to be confirmed.

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    THIS IS ALL OR NOTHING. IF WE DO NOT MEET OUR TOTAL GOAL BY DEC 18th THE PROJECT WILL NOT BE FUNDED

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    NEW! Receive 2 TICKETS TO BLUES ALLEY Washington D.C (tickets valid Sundays thru Thursdays) + Digital Download of the film

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    Receive a DVD of the film + Digital Download of the Soundtrack + 5x7" Unpublished Photograph of Charles Mingus - circa 1964

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    Receive 2 DVD of the film + Digital Download of the Soundtrack + 5x7" Unpublished Photograph of Charles Mingus (circa 1964) + the Making-of E-Book

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    Receive a DVD of the film + Signed copy of the Making-of Book from the documentary including production and archival photos, interviews, commentaries, clips and notes from the Director

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    Receive a DVD of the film + Signed copy of the Making-of Book + 8x10" Photograph of Charles Mingus autographed by musicians in the documentary

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    Receive a DVD of the film + Signed copy of the Making-of Book + 2 Tickets for the film's Premiere or Screening nearest you + ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit

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    Receive a DVD of the film + Signed copy of the Making-of Book + 2 Tickets for the film's Premiere or Screening nearest you + ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit + 24 x 36 FINE ART SIGNED PRINT (donated by Michael Weintrob photography "Instrument Head"- Limited Edition)

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    Receive a DVD of the film + Signed copy of the Making-of Book + 4 Tickets for the film's Premiere or a Screening + ASSOCIATE PRODUCER credit + 2 VIP PASSES for any Jazz Festival where the film is playing

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