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Jeff Golub: Train Keeps A Rolling

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During his illustrious career, Jeff Golub was Rod Stewart's front man, he played with Billy Squier and other legends, and recorded 11 solo albums, plus three more as the leader of Avenue Blue. Inspired by Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and BB King, among others, Jeff began playing guitar when he was 12. Playing rock, blues, and jazz guitar, Jeff became a world renowned performer, playing in stadiums, concert halls, and clubs around the world. On January 1, 2015, Jeff passed away from a rare brain disorder, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP).

This documentary takes you behind-the-scenes into the life of an extraordinary artist, from his greatest stage and studio performances, to his family life. Most importantly, the film is an intimate portrait of his last years, during which his family and the music community rally around him and, in return, are inspired by Jeff's unflagging optimism and generous spirit.

The Impact

Your contribution will ensure that the film is completed. In addition to telling Jeff's story and providing an inside look at the tight-knit jazz community, this film will help get the word out about PSP, a little-known neurological illness, which shares many similarities with other diseases, such as CBD, MSA, and Parkinson's.

This film will serve to inspire support for research for a cure for these diseases, and also provide comfort and understanding to all families dealing with a terminally ill member, no matter what the disease. 

We Need Your Help

We have three years of incredible documentary footage, from 2012 all the way to the tribute concert in Jeff's memory in January, 2015. We also have amazing archival performance footage of Jeff on stage, and in the recording studio. You can help us get this entertaining, emotional, and important story crafted with the care that it deserves. Any amount you can provide helps us through the filmmaking process: editing the story, composing the score, purchasing rights to music and performances, having the highest quality color correction, and sound mix. The entire process will cost more than the $25,000 goal, so any amount you provide will be immensely valuable to making the sure the film is completed and released to the world. We thank you.

Team

Kyle I. KelleyProducer, Director & Cinematographer

A seasoned cinematographer and owner of BullMoose Pictures, this is Kyle’s documentary directorial debut. After graduating with a degree in Cinema & Photography from Ithaca College, Kyle began working at Insignia Films, a Manhattan-based documentary production company. While at Insignia, Kyle worked under Director Stephen Ives, who has produced over 20 feature length documentaries. Kyle also had the opportunity to learn from one of the best documentary cinematographers in the country, Buddy Squires, ASC.

Some highlights of his freelance work include: 

  • Director of Photography on several pieces for Retro Report (short documentary series produced in association with the New York Times)
  • Director of Photography & Co-Producer on The Sound One Project (feature length documentary currently in production)
  • Co-Director, Director of Photography, & Co-Editor on They Might Be Giants(feature length independent documentary)
  • Director of Photography on Maggie Black (fiction feature currently in post-production)
  • 2nd Camera Operator & Additional Cinematographer on Constitution USA with Peter Sagal (4-part series for PBS)
  • Numerous short films, both fiction and documentary

Philip Shane Producer & Editor

Philip Shane is documentary filmmaker with over 25 years of experience, most recently as Editor of Dancing in Jaffa, which had it's World Premiere at the 2013 TriBeCaFilm Festival, and for which he and fellow editor Bob Eisenhardt won the Best Editing Award at Israel's prestigious DocAviv Film Festival. He was Co-Director & Editor of Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival), and Producer & Editor of EINSTEIN: The Real Story Of The Man Behind The Theory (2008, History Channel).

At ABC News for nearly a decade, Shane edited many distinguished programs including Ted Kopple's Iraq War documentary, Tip of the Spear, which won the 2004 DuPont Columbia Award for Broadcast Journalism, and Martin Luther King: Searching For The Promised Land (1999) which won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Historical Program. A short film he made with Peter Jennings and Senior Producer Richard Gerdau, Witness to History, preserved Jennings' personal memories of 9/11 and has been placed in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Museum of American History.

In addition to Dancing In Jaffa and Being Elmo, Shane has edited many films about performing artists. With Paul McCartney, his daughter Mary, and director Alistair Donald, he made the film Wingspan (2001), about the McCartney family's life after The Beatles. His previous project, The Beatles Revolution (2000) told the story of the band through the memories of musicians, artists, politicians, writers, and other celebrities. Other artists he's worked with include Carly Simon, Bruce Springsteen, and The Boston Symphony.

Risks and challenges

Documentary filmmaking is a challenging process. Additional interviews might be required, purchasing archival footage and music rights may take longer and cost more than forseen, and other technical or creative challenges may arise. It’s possible that additional time and/or funding would be needed to complete the film in it’s later stages. We are devoted to making sure this film is completed, and with your help, we will get there.

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    You'll receive a "Train Keeps A Rolling" guitar pick and we'll also share a digital souvenir copy of the movie poster artwork.

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    All of the above, plus an original 11x14 poster from Jeff Golub's 2007 album, "Grand Central."

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    All of the above*, plus you'll receive a SPECIAL THANKS in the credits of the film.

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    Letters To Jeff, 49 Portraits of Affection (Poster):
    In addition to the rewards above*, you'll get a 20" x 30" Commemorative Compilation Print of the 49 portraits in "Letters to Jeff, 49 Portraits of Affection," a book by David Spagnolo of photographs of the musicians and friends, and letters they wrote to guitarist Jeff Golub at The Friends of Jeff Golub All-Star Memorial Benefit Concert at BB Kings in New York City, January 21, 2015.

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    Atlanta Bungalow Ball NYE tickets:
    A Pair of Tickets to the Bungalow Ball in Atlanta - a $320 value! Includes full-access to all rooms of the venue, enjoyment of 3 stages of music and sprawling performance arts entertainment, 5 hours of premium service with ample staff to avoid lines, welcoming 2 hour passed hor d'oeuvres, a passed late night snack & a sabering display at midnight to go with all the celebration performances.

    Event website: www.bungalowball.com

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    Attend a very special screening: In addition to all of the above*, you and a guest will be invited to a screening in NYC with the film's producers, Kyle Kelley and Philip Shane.

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    Platinum Record Support: In addition to all of the above*, you'll receive a custom decorative Platinum plated framed record.

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    Short Day (<1-2 hours) Production Package: Kyle will shoot for you with either the Sony EX3 or RED EPIC DRAGON plus all lenses, support, etc. (Schedule permitting, travel expenses not included, NYC only).

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    Letters To Jeff, 49 Portraits of Affection:
    In addition to the rewards above*, you'll get a copy of "Letters to Jeff, 49 Portraits of Affection," a book by David Spagnolo of photographs of the 49 musicians and friends, and letters they wrote to guitarist Jeff Golub at The Friends of Jeff Golub All-Star Memorial Benefit Concert at BB Kings in New York City, January 21, 2015.

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    Dave Koz Package: The great Jazz Saxophonist, Dave Koz, has generously contributed Sunday Brunch in Beverly Hills for two at Spaghettini and the Dave Koz Lounge along with an autographed collection of Dave Koz CDs.

    Spaghettini Beverly Hills & the Dave Koz Lounge
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    Jeff's Fender Vibro King Amp: Own Jeff Golub's favorite amp, donated by his wife for this project.

    --Powerful handwired amp with a big and bold vintage sound.
    --Beautiful clean sounds at low volumes, big, fat distorted sounds when turned up.
    --Very touch sensitive -- responds very well to how hard or soft you play.
    --Unlike other fender amps, the Vibro King allows you to control the dwell, mix and tone.
    --90's era speakers -- superior to those of today.

    You'll also receive all the other rewards, excluding the Dave Koz package and production packages, posters limited to first 100 supporters.

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    Rod Stewart Tickets and Meet and Greet: Donated by Rod Stewart for this project, two FRONT ROW seats for the rock 'n roll icon's sold out residency at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas.

    This spectacular show of high-energy hit upon hit is a culmination of Stewart's seminal career like "Maggie May", "You Wear It Well", and "You're In My Heart" mixed with a few surprises, rarities and sizzling covers.

    PLUS you'll get to meet Rod Stewart before the show!

    Multiple dates available between 7/28/15 - 8/15/15 and listed here: www.rodstewart.com/

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    Own Jeff's Hamer guitar and vintage leather guitar case, donated by his wife for this project.

    Experience Serious Sustain just like Jeff did on his Hamer Chaparral Standard guitar with Sustainiac. This guitar brings you effortless sustain on all notes, chords and tremolo effects regardless of your amplifier's volume or distortion settings. The Chaparral, serial number 023407, which sports Jeff's name on the peghead, was handcrafted specially for Jeff at Hamer's Chicago area workshop and was completed on October 12, 1989.

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