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Holy Men
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     Stephen Kalinich is a poet/lyricist who has written with P.F. Sloan, Dennis and Brian Wilson, David Marks, Jon Tiven, Alan Boyd, and many, many others. His songs have been sung by Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Carnie and Wendy Wilson, the Honeys and Al Jardine among others. The film covers his early days with the Beach Boys with interviews of Brian Wilson, Al Jardine and David Marks. The work he has done since then, which is extensive, makes up the rest of the film, including his poetry album, spoken word performances, painting and songwriting. Interviews with P.F. Sloan, Jon Tiven, Carl B. Wilson, Dan Knutson, Wendy Wilson, Paul Steel, Alan Boyd and Ralph Stevens. Working with Stephen seems to bring out the best in the musicians he writes with, which is in evidence throughout the film. This could have been a mini-series as there are so many writers and collaborators who had to be cut for length. It's importance to me is that his lyrics deliver a message of hope, love, compassion and sometimes darkness - a message I find uplifting and life-affirming. Never espousing any religious views, but embracing what is good in all faiths and exuding a spirituality that is real, and a point of view which has a powerful resonance in these times and in all times. Stevie has tapped into another voice through his completely original artwork, some of which he paints on his own, and some as collaborations with painter John Robertson and others. 
DVD
DVD

 

               Shortcuts To Infinity Tee Shirt 

Be Still Tee Shirt
Be Still Tee Shirt

Stevie's Artwork to choose from in rewards:

Look In All Directions For Everywhere There Is The Answer
Look In All Directions For Everywhere There Is The Answer

 

"Be Still"
"Be Still"

 

"Colorful People"
"Colorful People"

 

"California
"California

 

"Purple Man"
"Purple Man"

 

"Overpowered"
"Overpowered"

 

"Radical Change"
"Radical Change"

 

"Let Love Love You"
"Let Love Love You"

 

"A Rose Flesh Bliss"
"A Rose Flesh Bliss"

 

"Good You Dog"
"Good You Dog"

 

"The Dark Side"
"The Dark Side"

 

"If You Knew" (Featured in the film)
"If You Knew" (Featured in the film)

 

"And The Sea Shall Weep"
"And The Sea Shall Weep"

 

Postcard or 11x17 Poster
Postcard or 11x17 Poster
California Feeling CD
California Feeling CD

 

        

 

California Feeling 2 - CD
California Feeling 2 - CD

 

The Circle Continues
The Circle Continues

 David Marks and Stephen Kalinich songs - out of print

Galactic Symphonies - Stevie & Richard Durrant - CD / DVD
Galactic Symphonies - Stevie & Richard Durrant - CD / DVD

 

Yo Ma Ma - Double CD
Yo Ma Ma - Double CD

 

Each Soul Has A Voice - Stevie & Jon Tiven - CD
Each Soul Has A Voice - Stevie & Jon Tiven - CD

 

Risks and challenges

We know how much we need to pay the music rights people, which is the biggest hurdle, and we have negotiated reasonable rates. Once funded, everyone will be paid, we will enter some festivals and have the DVDs made. Aside from the DVDs and Tee Shirts (which we'll order when we know sizes and numbers), all rewards are in hand and will be delivered as promised.

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    Digital Copy of Film

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    Inkjet Print/DVD

    In addition to a DVD of the film and your name in the credits, we will send you an 8 x 10 copy of one of Stephen's paintings, some of which he did with John Robertson. Printed with archival inks on quality paper, suitable for framing. Selections are shown on the left, please let us know which print you would like.

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    "Be Still" Tee Shirt/DVD

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    "Shortcuts To Infinity" Tee Shirt/DVD

    A "Shortcuts To Infinity" Tee shirt, in addition to a DVD and thank you credit.

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    Signed "California Feeling 2" CD

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    Signed "Galactic Symphonies" CD/DVD

    Stephen's spoken word project with Richard Durrant features 6 of his poems accompanied by classical guitar. Signed by Stephen, in addition to the DVD, Tee Shirt and name in credits.

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    "California Christmas Feeling" vinyl

    This vinyl single record has "Child of Winter" and "Christmas Bunny" by Alan Boyd (Rachel and the Reindeerz) on one side and "The Violin That Played By Itself (A Christmas Story)" by Stephen with Ali Helnwein on the other side. Signed by Stephen. In addition to the DVD, Tee Shirt and credit in the film.

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    "California Feeling" signed vinyl 45

    The record features the Honeys singing "California Feeling" and Carnie & Wendy Wilson singing "Little Bird." A signed personal note will accompany the record. In addition to the DVD, Tee Shirt and name in credits.

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    "Christmas Without You" signed vinyl 45

    The Christmas song written with Rob Bonfiglio. Signed on white 45 sleeve. Side B has "Christmas Is The Face of a Child" and "Christmas and You" with vocals by Connie Nassios. In addition to DVD, Tee Shirt and name in credits.

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    Yo Mama "Symptomology" CD

    Signed copy of Double CD by Yo Mama (Stevie and Jon Tiven) - "Symptomology" & "Shortcuts To Infinity." Also includes DVD, Tee Shirt and 8x10 print of artwork.

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    "Each Soul Has A Voice" CD

    "Each Soul Has A Voice" CD by Stephen Kalinich and Jon Tiven, signed by Stephen. Includes DVD, Tee Shirt and 8x10 artwork.

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    Signed "The Circle Continues" CD

    David Marks' "The Circle Continues" CD signed by David Marks & Stephen Kalinich, in addition to the DVD, Tee Shirt and name in credits. This CD is out of print - we have the last 3 copies!

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    "California Feeling" vinyl album

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    "A World of Peace Must Come" vinyl

    Stephen's poetry album produced by Brian Wilson and Stephen. One copy only, #290 of 2000. A personal hand written note from Stephen will be included. Also included: the DVD, Tee Shirt and name in credits.

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    Original SK Artwork - "Be Still"

    A painting by Stephen with a personal note. This painting is oil on card stock and can be seen in the pics on the left. This painting is featured on the cover of the DVD. For more info please contact us. Includes DVD, Tee Shirt and name in credits.

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    Original SK Artwork "California"

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    Original SK Artwork - "Colorful People"

    A painting by Stephen with a personal note. This painting is oil on card stock and can be seen in the pics on the left. For more info please contact us. Includes DVD, Tee Shirt and name in credits.

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    Original SK Artwork - "Purple Man"

    A painting by Stephen with a personal note. This painting is oil on card stock and can be seen in the pics on the left. For more info please contact us. Includes DVD, Tee Shirt and name in credits.

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    Look In All Directions

    Original painting by Stephen Kalinich titled "Look In All Directions For Everywhere There Is The Answer" - Picture of the painting can be found on the left

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    Associate Producer

    Associate Producer credit in addition to DVD, Tee Shirt, 8x10 print of artwork, and personal note from Stephen.

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    Executive Producer

    Executive Producer credit in adition to DVD, Tee Shirt, 8x10 print of artwork, and personal note from Stephen.

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    Dinner With Stevie

    In L.A. area only, including Executive Producer credit, DVD, Tee Shirt, 8x10 print of artwork and personal note from Stephen

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- (30 days)