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A film directed by: Joe Siebert      Produced by: Todd Bemak Executive Producers: Todd Bemak & Beau Miller
A film directed by: Joe Siebert      Produced by: Todd Bemak
A film directed by: Joe Siebert Produced by: Todd Bemak
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The Sax Man is a human-drama documentary that tells the life story of Maurice Reedus Jr., Cleveland's iconic street saxophone player.

In preparing for this project, we have spent many months in pre-production developing an engaging story that we began to execute this past January. So far, we have had 8 full days of production, all of which have yielded amazing imagery and gripping story elements...totally worth freezing our butts off.

Cleveland in January...it means it.
Cleveland in January...it means it.

We have come a long way in establishing positive relationships with family, friends, and other key people connected to Maurice, and have gathered some wonderful interviews that are helping to create greater depth to his story.

Production for Sax Man will continue in 4-7 day stints throughout the rest of 2012, with principle photography wrapping in January 2013. From that point, the final project is set to be complete in 2013 when we plan to enter it into the Sundance Film Festival, where it would premiere if accepted. Either way, the release date will be early in the year of 2014.

Yea...this is one of those "long haul" kind of projects.

Because we are striving for a high level of production value on this film, we have gone to great lengths to use the best cameras, equipment, and crew available to us. These are a major expense that we have worked hard to cover so far, but will need your assistance to sustain through the coming year.

Also, a major part of this story takes place in Los Angeles, which will require the aforementioned expenses plus the added cost of a week's worth of travel.This is certainly not an easy or cheap project for us to pull off, but I am extremely encouraged and proud of the progress my team has made thus far.

I appreciate your taking an interest in The Sax Man and would love to have you as a part of the team through your financial support. 

Thank you!

Joe Siebert

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    For this level you have my sincere appreciation PLUS I will sing the Walker Texas Ranger theme song wherever I may be at the moment of your donation. You may not actually see me do it, but if you know me at all...you know I'm telling the truth.

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    Thank you so much for your support! We’ll send you a digital download of the completed film, plus a personalized “Thank You” letter signed by the director

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    A “Special Thanks” credit at the end of the film, PLUS
    a limited edition Sax Man T-Shirt – Photo coming soon.

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    All of the above plus:
    Personal video to show your friends of Maurice saying hello and playing your favorite song...and yea, he probably knows it :)

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    My mom will make you a dozen, unnecessarily good cupcakes (seriously, shoot me a message and I’ll send you pictures)

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