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 email@example.com. And please, please... Become a CHRIS WHITLEY FAN. The music lives on, always.
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.
We will come anywhere in the Continental U.S. (No Alaska or Hawaii).