WHO IS MORGAN ÅGREN?
Morgan is a world-class drummer from Sweden. According to legend, Frank Zappa, a man who had the strictest taste, personally selected Morgan to be his next drummer -- before Zappa's untimely passing in the early 90s. Morgan has influenced bands like Tool and Meshuggah, and won Grammy awards on both sides of the Atlantic. He was voted #1 Fusion Drummer by Modern Drummer Magazine in 2010. He's the secret drummer that famous drummers are jealous of. Don't you think he deserves to be heard by everyone?
Here are some famous reactions to his band, Mats / Morgan:
"They played unbelievably, just unbelievably."
"I am stunned, these guys have an extraordinary amount of talent."
"Morgan is quite simply one of the most interesting and exciting drummers I've ever heard. Rhythmically advanced and musical too. A rare combination of modern and classic."
-Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree)
"Remarkable technical expertise and playing skills."
-Bill Bruford (King Crimson)
"If Morgan would live in the US, he would be huge."
"Absolutely unbelievable, they drove me right out of my mind, it was so good. Buy their albums!"
WHY DO WE NEED YOUR HELP?
We've invested thousands of dollars on buying gear and hiring a crew to film Morgan during his week-long trip to Los Angeles. We followed Morgan everywhere, interviewing his old friends and pro musicians like Mike Keneally, Nick D'Virgilio, Milldrix Pulchers, Danny Carey of Tool, Thomas Lang, and Dave Elitch of Mars Volta.
Now it's time for Post-Production and Release. Which means we need to raise the funds for all the stuff that happens after the cameras are turned off. We're also hoping to shoot a second round of interviews -- and if we're lucky, bring Morgan back to the U.S. to eat a world famous Baked Potato.
WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES:
• Original Movie Poster Painting
• Musical Scoring & Sound Design
• Additional Interviews
• Sound, Editing, Compositing, and Color Correction
• Authoring and Replication of DVDs and BluRay
• Distribution through Netflix, iTunes
• Submission to Film Festivals
All funds left over after production costs will buy a new pair of shorts for director Carl King and a mountain of Legos for Morgan's son Alvin.
- (30 days)