This project is a feature length documentary film about the life that shaped master Blues pianist James Samuel "Cornbread" Harris, Sr. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on November 16, 2010.
About this project
ABOUT THE MUSICAN, THE PROJECT, THE DIRECTOR
Man, Blues & God is a feature length film exploring the life story, personality and music of James Samuel “Cornbread” Harris, Sr. For over half a decade, Cornbread Harris has been a part of the local Twin Cities’ music scene. Now 83 years old, Cornbread is as active as ever, and considered one of our most treasured and celebrated musicians. You’ll find him playing regular shows at Minneapolis and Saint Paul clubs, public festivals and private events.
Cornbread is a born storyteller and his infectious positive sensibility, infused with humor and hope for the best of what’s to come, is touching and, yes, inspirational. A long time fan of Cornbread’s who also just happened to be looking for the perfect project, I approached him a little over a year ago to inquire about his willingness to be the subject of a documentary style film. After learning I was serious, Cornbread offered to compile a list of people I should interview, “…and not just people who like me. We want people in there who hate me too.”
As the director of this project, my intent is to create the Cornbread “experience”. Tons of people from here, there, and everywhere already love Cornbread. This is an opportunity for his current fans, Blues hounds, music lovers, and everyone who feels they would like to be a part of bringing his story to the world.
WHAT IS THE CORNBREAD DOWNLOAD PACKAGE?
This is a package that will be available exclusively to sponsors of this movie, and will include (in downloadable form):
- Your choice of a single Cornbread CD (available list below)
- Exclusive behind the scenes photos from the making of
- Live concert footage montage of select Cornbread shows
It is possible that there will be additional items, but we guarantee those listed above.
WHAT IS THE CORNBREAD DELUXE DOWNLOAD PACKAGE?
- Everything from the standard Cornbread Download Package +
- Your choice of one additional Cornbread CD download (available list below)
- An exclusive music videoList of available CDs: Cornbread Live At Nikki's, Cornbread Supreme Volume I, Cornbread Supreme Volume II
HOW CAN WE GET IN CONTACT WITH YOU?
firstname.lastname@example.org is the easiest way. We will frequently check for and respond to your emails.
FUNDING MAN, BLUES & GOD - WHAT'S THE STORY?
We have worked on this project for approximately one year and so far all expenses have been completely out of pocket. The project has reached a point where your help is an absolute necessity in its completion. Therefore, here we are.
Every dollar counts, so remember: if you donate, please tell your friends and family to help as well. Our $50,000.00 goal WILL finish this picture, of course your contributions can exceed that goal, but keep in mind if we don't reach this goal in 30 days...we get nothing. We absolutely do NOT want to see that happen.
PLEDGING & GIFTING A PLEDGE
Pledging is simple. Click on Back This Project and Amazon payments takes care of the rest. Keep in mind you can always upgrade your pledge and reward level as well. Once you have pledged you will see an option to manage your pledge. Simply alter your pledge amount or choose a new reward.
Have a friend that is a Cornbread fan or a supporter of the arts? Buy a pledge to this project as a gift to them. You must pledge in your name in order for processing the payment, however, once our goal is reached, we will message you via Kickstarter and you can provide us the information about the recipient of your gift pledge.
All contributions from you (less kickstarter's cut) will go directly to finishing this film
WHEN WILL MAN, BLUES & GOD BE RELEASED?
We are strongly hoping for late 2011. There is much that needs to and will be done. Updates will be posted on Kickstarter to let you see our progress. Also, don't forget you can always email us.
Finally, please don't forget that if we don't reach the goal, we get ZERO. So spread the word about this project and thanks again SO very much!
-Tom Zocher (director)
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
- (30 days)