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Every famous musician started somewhere.  

This Is a story about somewhere.
Every famous musician started somewhere. This Is a story about somewhere.
136 backers pledged CA$ 9,965 to help bring this project to life.

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Every famous musician started somewhere.  This is a story about somewhere.

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The Radius Project was born out of a simple question: "So which famous people would  I know from your hometown?"  The hometown in question was Peterborough, Ontario and the answer was endless.  Directed by music photographer and director Michael Hurcomb and produced by Mexican Cheesus; the team behind the hit web music video series "Bandwagon" and documentaries / videos for artists like Warner Bros. Ladies of the Canyon, The Radius Project looks at the wealth of musicians that came from the radius around a small town and went on to national and international acclaim.  A short list of people that grew up or relocated to the area are Neil Young, Thousand Foot Crutch, Royal Wood, Three Days Grace, My Darkest Days, Cale Gontier (Art of Dying / Thornley), I Mother Earth, Greg Keelor, Ronnie Hawkins, The Leahys (and Natalie McMaster), producers Greg and Rob Wells, Sebastian Bach, Serena Ryder and many, many more.    

The narrative will feature one on one interviews with some of these artists  about their experiences here, a look into how a small city and the surrounding towns created so many acclaimed artists, interviews with outsiders looking at what makes a music scene work, a history of the music scene, interviews with some local legends, and a look at the future.  The end result will be showcase this music scene to the world and tell an untold story to the residents too.  

Our budget is going where it counts: production.   We want to make this documentary look and sound as great as possible.  We'll use the high quality gear we have, rent some external gear, have an essential and talented shooting team, travel when necessary for interviews and pour our heart & soul into this.   Our friends at Technicolor have reached out to express their interest in final colour grading and sound mixing too. 

On location in Los Angeles to interview producer Greg Wells (Katy Perry, Adele & more)
On location in Los Angeles to interview producer Greg Wells (Katy Perry, Adele & more)

Sneak Peek!

Have a look at teaser video with legendary producer Greg Wells

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Updates!

We'll be updating along the way, both here and through social media with behind the scenes shots, artist updates (we don't want to give out all the participants right off the bat - surprises are fun too!) and more!

Rewards!

Since this is a music documentary we  wanted to come up with some great music related rewards for you.  

An HD download of The Radius Project film is an obvious reward and we're already planning at some add-on content that we'll announce as we get closer to the release date. 


Backstage style Laminate
Backstage style Laminate

GUITAR EFFECTS PEDALS

We're musicians too and we're really excited to offer these limited edition handmade pedals designed by boutique pedal company Tribute Audio.  Choose from from the Radius Boost, Radius Overdrive or Radius Compressor.  Here's a look at what the Overdrive & Boost will look like.    (The centre of the record is the red on/off LED).   We'll also be giving the participating musicians one of these pedals for their pedalboards.
Limited Edition Guitar pedals by Tribute Audio
Limited Edition Guitar pedals by Tribute Audio
Radius Boost
Radius Boost
Radius Overdrive by Tribute Audio
Radius Overdrive by Tribute Audio
Radius Compressor
Radius Compressor

Peterborough Live Prints:

Photographer / Directer curated a selection of photos showing some of Peterborough's famous musicians performing live as well as some well known touring acts performing in Peterborough. 

Historic Red Dog
Historic Red Dog
ZZ Top Live In Peterborough
ZZ Top Live In Peterborough
The Arkells - Live at the Red Dog
The Arkells - Live at the Red Dog
Cale Gontier
Cale Gontier
Hollerado - Live at Market Hall
Hollerado - Live at Market Hall
I Mother Earth
I Mother Earth
Jag Tanna - I Mother Earth
Jag Tanna - I Mother Earth
Serena Ryder
Serena Ryder
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings - Live at Market Hall
Blackie & The Rodeo Kings - Live at Market Hall
Royal Wood
Royal Wood
Three Days Grace - Neil
Three Days Grace - Neil
Three Days Grace - Brad
Three Days Grace - Brad
Three Days Grace - Matt
Three Days Grace - Matt
Three Days Grace - Barry
Three Days Grace - Barry
Metric - Live at the Memorial Centre
Metric - Live at the Memorial Centre

The Radius Project is currently in production with plans to showcase the documentary at film festivals in 2016.    The film will premiere and be available by digital download in (approx) January 2016.  

Our sincere thank you for and contribution you can make and please spread the word about this campaign and documentary. 

Risks and challenges

As far as rewards we won't have any issues getting them out on time. With film, especially documentaries, we do anticipate plenty of exciting discoveries as we continue the interview process which might lead to some additional interviews and ideas. We really want to have the film premiere at a hometown festival in January and aim to have it finished then but we just want to be sure we've done the story justice first.

Since almost all of the interviews are with musicians we're at the mercy of their touring and recording schedules. We've had a great response from musicians that want to be a part of this but we know that it won't be possible to interview every musician that went on to huge acclaim. The people we can't get will still have their stories told as best we can through narrative or we'll do our best to reschedule.

We really couldn't me more excited to tell this story and present it to the world.

Production team:
Michael Hurcomb
Ryan Lalonde

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    Persoanlized Social media shoutout on twitter @radiusproject and Facebook.com/RadiusProject

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    Listing in the film credits under "Awesome people are awesome!'
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    HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD. Receive a digital copy of The Radius Project in high definition
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    Persoanlized Social media shoutout (in April 2015) Credit and download available in approx Jan 2016.

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    The "I'm with the band" package!

    Radius Project Laminate (Ships May 2015 - laminate photo in the story section)

    Listing in the film credits under "Awesome people are awesome!'
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    HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD. Receive a digital copy of The Radius Project in high definition (January 2016)
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    Persoanlized Social media shoutout (in April 2015)

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    8x10 print -
    Select a photo from the Peterborough Live series by photographer Michael Hurcomb. (Ships May 2015)
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    "Historic Red Dog"
    "ZZ Top Live In Peterborough"
    "The Arkells - Live at the Red Dog"
    "Cale Gontier"
    "Hollerado - Live at Market Hall"
    "I Mother Earth"
    "Jag Tanna - I Mother Earth"
    "Serena Ryder"
    "Blackie & The Rodeo Kings - Live at Market Hall"
    "Royal Wood"
    "Three Days Grace - Neil"
    "Three Days Grace - Brad"
    "Three Days Grace - Matt"
    "Three Days Grace - Barry"
    "Metric - Live at the Memorial Centre"
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    Radius Project Laminate (Ships May 2015)
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    Listing in the film credits under "Awesome people are awesome!'
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    HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD. Receive a digital copy of The Radius Project in high definition
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    Persoanlized Social media shoutout (in April 2015)

    Credit and download available in approx Jan 2016.

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    16x20 print
    Select a photo from the Peterborough Live series by photographer Michael Hurcomb. (Ships May 2015)
    "Historic Red Dog"
    "ZZ Top Live In Peterborough"
    "The Arkells - Live at the Red Dog"
    "Cale Gontier"
    "Hollerado - Live at Market Hall"
    "I Mother Earth"
    "Jag Tanna - I Mother Earth"
    "Serena Ryder"
    "Blackie & The Rodeo Kings - Live at Market Hall"
    "Royal Wood"
    "Three Days Grace - Neil"
    "Three Days Grace - Brad"
    "Three Days Grace - Matt"
    "Three Days Grace - Barry"
    "Metric - Live at the Memorial Centre"
    (Ships May 2015)
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    Radius Project Laminate (Ships May 2015)
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    Listing in the film credits under "Awesome people are awesome!'
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    HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD. Receive a digital copy of The Radius Project in high definition
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    Persoanlized Social media shoutout (in April 2015)

    Credit and download available in approx Jan 2016.

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    Three Signed (by Michael Hurcomb) 16x20 prints.

    Select 3 photos from the Peterborough Live series by photographer Michael Hurcomb.
    "Historic Red Dog"
    "ZZ Top Live In Peterborough"
    "The Arkells - Live at the Red Dog"
    "Cale Gontier"
    "Hollerado - Live at Market Hall"
    "I Mother Earth"
    "Jag Tanna - I Mother Earth"
    "Serena Ryder"
    "Blackie & The Rodeo Kings - Live at Market Hall"
    "Royal Wood"
    "Three Days Grace - Neil"
    "Three Days Grace - Brad"
    "Three Days Grace - Matt"
    "Three Days Grace - Barry"
    "Metric - Live at the Memorial Centre"

    (Ships May 2015). Print can be signed on the front or back.
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    Radius Project Laminate (Ships with prints)
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    Listing in the film credits under "Awesome people are awesome!'
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    HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD. Receive a digital copy of The Radius Project in high definition
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    Persoanlized Social media shoutout (in April 2015)

    Credit and download available in approx Jan 2016.

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    The OVERDRIVE package!!!

    Limited edition "Radius Overdrive" effects pedal custom designed by Tribute Audio. (Ships June 2015).
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    8x10 print (See selection in above packages - ships with pedal)
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    Listing in the film credits under "Awesome people are awesome!' (approx Jan 2016)
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    Radius Project Laminate (Ships with pedal)
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    HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD. Receive a digital copy of The Radius Project in high definition (approx Jan 2016)
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    Persoanlized Social media shoutout (in April 2015)

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    The "Rockstar Boost" package!

    Limited edition "Radius Boost" effects pedal custom designed by Tribute Audio.
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    8x10 print (See selection in above packages - ships with pedal)
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    Listing in the film credits under "Awesome people are awesome!' (approx Jan 2016)
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    HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD. Receive a digital copy of The Radius Project in high definition (approx Jan 2016)
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    Radius Project Laminate (Ships May 2015)
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    Persoanlized Social media shoutout (in April 2015)

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    The "Rockstar Compressor" package!!!

    Limited edition "Radius Compressor" effects pedal custom designed by Tribute Audio. (Ships June 2016)
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    8x10 print (See selection in above packages - ships with pedal)
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    Listing in the film credits under "Awesome people are awesome!' (approx Jan 2016)
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    Radius Project Laminate (Ships with pedal)
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    HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD. Receive a digital copy of The Radius Project in high definition (approx Jan 2016)
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    Persoanlized Social media shoutout (in April 2015)

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    The Producer Package!

    All three Radius Pedals (Boost, Overdrive and Compressor).
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    Associate Producer Credit
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    HD DIGITAL DOWNLOAD. Receive a digital copy of The Radius Project in high definition (approx Jan 2016)
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    Radius Project Laminate
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    Signed 16x20 print.

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