FUNDED! Thanks to all our Backers! We will still be accepting contributions through the end of the campaign, and every penny will be spent to bring you the best product we possibly can! If we raise enough we might even be able to afford things like professional color correction for the film (not in the original budget), or shooting additional Super8 footage of New York. Let's keep the ball rolling!
WHO WE ARE
The Reverend John DeLore lives in Brooklyn.
John makes movies in the form of songs.
M. Keegan Uhl lives in Los Angeles.
Keegan makes songs in the form of movies.
John and Keegan are also cousins. They are teaming up to bring you a new album of music as well as a documentary film chronicling the recording of the album.
Songs From Church Avenue is a love story set in a city in late Autumn. It begins with the line, "The dress she wore was the color of envy." The record's intended release date is Late Autumn, 2011. This will be the third studio album from The Reverend John DeLore, and the second album released in 2011.
Ode to an American Urn, released in 2009, was the Reverend John's debut and quickly established his reputation for creating music that verges on literature. His 2nd album, Little John the Conqueror was released in June of this year. Of all the wonderful attention the album has received, we think one well-versed Amazon buyer said it best when he said the album "runs the listener through the gamut of emotions a modern day Ulysses encounters out in the great American expanse."THE FILM
The film is being created by M. Keegan Uhl. He has won awards for his directing, editing and cinematography, and his celebrated work includes commercials, music videos and shorts, one of which recently won Canon's Beyond the Still contest and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
Keegan shot for three days with up to 5 cameras rolling at once, capturing the studio recording session, interviews, and documentary footage of John in and around Brooklyn. The final piece will be a documentary, but also a video record of most of the songs on the album, as they are created.
It will be a portrait of an artist and a snapshot of three rainy days in New York City in March, 2011.
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NEW! - THE POSTER DESIGN -- This is a preview of the limited edition poster that will be sent to Kickstarter backers who donate $50 or more. The printing will be limited to exactly the number of backers at this level, and each poster will be hand signed & numbered by the Rev. (Note: if you have currently pledged less than $50, there's still time to increase your pledge so you can receive this unique incentive).
We tried to post it here, but Kickstarter's page was showing the image improperly, so click here to view it:
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We are captivated by Jay Frederick's drums on the track "Bruise to Match Your Dress." Check out this bit of raw footage we put together for you.
Listen to a couple of John's songs:
Check out another one of Keegan's projects (John did the music for this too):
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