THANK YOU TO EVERYONE from Brian, Michael, Scott, Jesse, Jamie, Stuart, Julia, Mike, and the rest of the team!
WE MADE THE STRETCH GOAL!!!
Brian's Songs is a good deed.
When someone you love suffers, it breaks your hearts into million pieces. These songs are our friend's heart and soul. We are racing against the clock to catch and record his beautiful songs before the chance is gone forever.
How are we making the album?
A group of world-class musicians, filmmakers, and friends are coming together to make this dream come true for Brian. Brian is facing his challenges with courage and music - we are inspired. Together, we will make something no one makes anymore- an Album! Full of mood and story, we hope you will take the time to sit down and listen to it from start to finish!
Brian will be guiding the work in the studio. We have his vocals recorded in his home studio and he still has enough strength to sing on some of the songs!
Why make a documentary film?
We are documenting a real story, unfolding in front of us, a story about what is truly important in life. Especially today, we must recognize that Life is the most precious and fragile thing in the universe, and all we have. Brian's purpose before ALS was living life to the fullest and sharing it with his friends and family. He did that well. Then, like Job in the Bible, things turned about as south as they could turn for him. Now, the story is about finding your strength, faith, and music in the face of terrible challenges. One of the ways we are doing this is by making this movie- Together!
Why do this?
We are doing this because Brian is a beautiful human being and our dear friend. Because music has a lot to teach us, especially in times of great change. Because we must find meaning together. Because recording these songs will change Brian's life, and hopefully yours as well. There is real beauty in them.
With your help, we will make the Album of Brian's songs and a (Sundance worthy!) documentary about this journey of friends toward love, meaning, and music.
Stretch Goal- Help us get to $65,000
We will announce on Sunday an amazing reward for Everyone- if we make this goal!
Why is the Alive Inside Foundation supporting this project?
The Alive Inside Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit charity. AIF is committed to igniting an Empathy Revolution through music and film, they have the ambition of changing the way we as a culture face aging and the end of life. This project fits that commitment perfectly. AIF will help do the educational outreach for "Brian's Songs" the film. Contact us at info@AliveInside.org if you want to make a Tax Deductible contribution to this project or its outreach. All support over $5000 is 100% Tax Deductable.
How can you help?
We need lots of help. First, please share this far and wide. We want an audience for this Album and we are just a few guys with limited resources. Do you know any world class musicians who could play on the tracks? Can you help spread the word? Are you willing to "Take a Bucket for Brian" (see below)? We want to make the Album and the movie and we don't have that much time. Please join our team if you are inspired. Also, Brian wants Steve Earle to cover one of his songs and he has written a bit in the movie for Conan O'Brian. If anyone could get to them that would be amazing! Love to you all!!!
Risks and challenges
This project like any project has risks. We want to say it has none- it's led by multi-award winning filmmakers and Grammy Award winning musicians, and we believe we will finish this album and doc no matter what! We feel our friendship is so strong that nothing will stop us from finishing this work. We could get struck by lightning. Bad things could happen... Our main challenge is to finish the album while Brian still has strength and joy. These funds will let us move quickly and make a high-quality, inspiring product that can be shared world-wide. We will do our very best. If we don't make our goal, then there will be risks.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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