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Dust Radio: A documentary film about legendary blues musician Chris Whitley.

The goal of this campaign is to help raise completion funds for Dust Radio, a documentary film about legendary bluesman Chris Whitley, whose brilliant career spanned several decades before he died, broke and widely forgotten about, in 2005. This project brings together two filmmakers with unique perspectives and a lifetime of combined footage about the same man, once on the meteoric rise to megastardom, estranged and destitute at the end of his life.  A story that shows Chris for who he was, in all his brilliance and anguish, all of his seeking and longing to communicate and be heard.

We're in the final stages and need your help to get to the next level.  The funds will go to complete production - several more interviews (all scheduled) with people important to Chris and his career, as well as well known artists.  Travel and other production costs will need to be covered, as well as transfer costs for a ton of incredible new footage, and thus editing, more post, sound, color, mixing, mastering, etc...

Please read up on us and the project at www.dustradiomovie.com, or anywhere on this campaign to learn a little more about us and what we've done, and what we're trying to do.  A truly unique project about a truly remarkable unique artist.  

Thanks for the support and please email us with any questions at dustradiomovie@gmail.com.  And please, please... Become a CHRIS WHITLEY FAN.  The music lives on, always.

www.facebook.com/pages/Dust-Radio-A-Movie-About-Chris-Whitley/320976963221.

https://twitter.com/#!/DustRadioMovie

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  • This amount will get us through the rest of production and rough editing and post. It represents roughly 1/3 of the total final amount needed to finish and deliver the film. There are still costly milestones down the road including audio editing, mixing, mastering, restoration, graphics, legal fees, clearing rights, etc... some of which are graciously being offered, others which are still being negotiated. We're talking to several people about handling these costs as well and are working with them in conjunction with this campaign, to meet our down the road goals. The most important thing is completing the film and beginning and defining the next phase. This will allow us to do that and to start to get it out there. Please feel free to contact us for more information.

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    Digital good karma and a warm and fuzzy feeling! A digital-only copy of the movie, "Dust Radio: A Film About Chris Whitley"; and a limited edition Dust Radio guitar pick, the Digi-Production Pack, + original, limited edition/numbered, Globe collector's edition Dust Radio movie poster. A link to download the film & instructions will be shared with you upon the release of the final edit for festival viewing to enjoy in the comforts of your own home on your multi-media devices. {NOTE: This reward tier does not include a few rewards items listed in the lower amount reward brackets. The digital copy of the film does not include the bonus material featured in the DVD collector's version, which is available in the $250 and higher reward tiers.)

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    The filmmakers will bring a working cut of the film and all kinds of other unseen footage and music to you and privately screen it for you and a group of friends and Whitley fans. We'll also supply the beer or root beer and carry out of any good BBQ place. Comes with the CO-PRODUCER package and invites, as well as all the promotional and additional giveaways.

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