About this project
Every famous musician started somewhere. This is a story about somewhere.
Artist Teaser Trailer
First teaser trailer
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.
Have a look at teaser video with legendary producer Greg Wells
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!
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.
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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.
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.
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