About this project
Bloody Sunday Sessions is a music video project consisting of a series of “take-away” performances hosted in the back of the iconic New Orleans’ mule-drawn carriages. A “take-away” performance is when you take an artist or group away from their usual performance environment, and place them in different situations and surroundings. In the case of the Bloody Sunday Sessions, the situation is a musical performance occurring in a moving carriage and the surroundings are the streets of New Orleans. The production value will embrace the ambience and feel of New Orleans’ city streets rather than that of a sterile studio environment. Bands and performers are encouraged to get creative within the confines of this unconventional framework. Through a partnership with Mid-City Carriages, we not only have access to a variety of different carriages but also have the ability to film in different parts of the city, as opposed to being confined to the area of the French Quarter, where the carriages are usually located. The dynamic of the performer will be matched to the area of New Orleans that is chosen.
New Orleans and South Louisiana at large have a remarkable level of talent and passion in the world of music. Louisiana is home to some of the best musicians in the world. Louisiana has also given many gifts to the world in the form of music; including Jazz, Brass Band, Rock and Roll, Cajun, Zydeco, and Bounce. This level of talent and musicianship does not always correlate with widespread exposure and success. Bloody Sunday Sessions seeks to level that playing field. We want to increase exposure for the artists we love and admire by producing and hosting high-quality live music videos.
The name Bloody Sunday Sessions has nothing to do with history. It simply refers to the fact that all production will take place on Sundays, and everyone who participates will get a bloody mary as lagniappe, or “a little something extra”. We will start with Louisiana-based artists and later expand to include artists who are touring through town or happen to be here. The mode of transportation will also be expanded to include streetcars, steamboats, and Quarter Carts. Who knows? In the future you just might see one of your favorite artists singing their songs in the back of a carriage.
We learned a lot on our first shoot and can't wait to start shooting on a regular basis. The BSS team would like to thank: Jared Hopkins, Jonathan Jahnke, Mac Alsfeld, Hunter Holder, Jerry Moran, Feufollet, Kristin Diable, and Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes.
To see full-length videos, visit our website @: www.bloodysundaysessions.com
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GET BEHIND THE MULE
Proceeds raised from kickstarter will be used for carriage rentals, website design and maintenance, audio and video equipment rentals and purchases, a steady cam to stabilize the shot, and post-production personnel.
The Bloody Sunday Sessions team consists of four producers: Eric Heigle, Travis Laurendine, Ashley Ebanks, and Korey Richey. All of the members of the BSS team have experience in both music and film.
The exact details of the BSS launch party are tba, but it will be held in New Orleans, La before December 2011.
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