determined to create a full body of work that allows us to explore and interact
with different communities through jazz and film.
was my first taste of what the Antoine Roney Trio does on a regular basis.
Almost always self-funded and on a tight budget, the trio utilizes their
touring opportunities to venture and connect with different localities
all over the world.
recent years, Antoine Roney has traveled through various parts of West Africa
where he had the rare opportunity to collaborate and perform with many
accomplished local musicians.
was a truly unique experience, unfortunately none of these initial explorations
were ever documented. In 2009, for the first time, the trio captured on video,
their stay in Ghana. They obtained some great footage but due to a lack of
funds, they were unable to hire a professional camera and sound crew.
In July 2012 The
Antoine Roney Trio was scheduled to play in Santa Fe New Mexico. Always
thinking outside the box, Antoine reached out to me and explained his vision of
filming live Jazz music on the dunes of the white sands desert.
With a little extra
help this time around, we were able to capture exactly that. We camped out for
a day and dealt with New Mexico’s first taste of rain that arrived in the form
of a powerful sand storm.
It was an amazing
experience that Antoine captures perfectly in his music. It made me realize
there is more to Jazz than just performing in front of an audience. Its
storytelling expressed through time and emotion.
With the help of you
and Kickstarter we can, not only finish the completion of The Greeting but
we can complete a full documentary that will take place this December in Benin
Africa. The completed film and its accompanying sound recordings will be made
available for historical and educational lectures and for jazz and music
education in the US and around the world.
is the NY screening?
New York screening has yet to be scheduled, mainly because the movie isn’t
finished (We are currently in the post-production phase). You can count on it
being sometime in the Winter 2013. We will notify you ahead of time.
we exceed the goal?
As mentioned before, the ultimate goal is to document our upcoming journey to
Benin Africa. With more funds the possibilities are endless!
do we contact you?
can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
I donate when can I redeem the incentive?
incentives, big and small, will only happen if the goal is met. If we do meet
our goal, we will ship all physical merchandise to you. It will be our priority
to schedule the more personal incentives as soon as possible. We will keep you
up to date on this as we draw closer to our deadline.
does the money go to?
donations will go directly to the finishing of The Greeting and the Benin production
budget. Your money is funding two movies.
us a shout if you have more questions!