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 A documentary film chronicling the life and career of Sean Costello, his struggle with biploar disorder, and his mastery of the blues.
A documentary film chronicling the life and career of Sean Costello, his struggle with biploar disorder, and his mastery of the blues.
28 backers pledged $3,320 to help bring this project to life.

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"His playing is shockingly deep," wrote AllMusic Guide about blues guitarist and singer/songwriter Sean Costello (1979-2008). Blues Man: The Life and Times of Sean Costello will not only cover Sean's life and his career, but will also take a look at the modern musician's lifestyle and the possible links between creativity, mental illness, and substance abuse.

This film is currently in pre-production, which means I am actively seeking funding to bring the project from concept to reality. This Kickstarter campaign, if funded, will produce a promo reel for the film. This 7-10 minute sneak peek will be included in grant proposals and other funding requests as I gear up my overall fundraising campaign. It will give this film a leg up on the competition.

Grassroots support for this project continues to grow. Our Facebook fan page adds an average of 5 members per week, without any marketing scheme or concerted effort to recruit fans. Sean's family has pledged their support and indie film goddess Allison Anders has signed on as the project mentor. I'm asking you to consider supporting this project in any way you can.

You can help take this project from Facebook fandom to reality in three major ways:

By donating cash to the project. Donations begin at $1, and rewards are being offered!

By spreading the word about this Kickstarter campaign to anyone who might be interested.

By sharing your love of Sean's life and music with others.

Thanks in advance for your support.

(Video clip of Sean playing "Don't Pass Me By" courtesy of Anthony Pepitone.)

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