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A feature-length documentary on the most inspirational drummer the world has ever seen, Buddy Rich. Read more

Chicago, IL Documentary
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A feature-length documentary on the most inspirational drummer the world has ever seen, Buddy Rich.

Chicago, IL Documentary
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         Cathy Rich (Buddy Rich's daughter), Brian Morgan
and Alex Kluft have teamed up to bring you Welcome to Nutville a journey into the life and after life of Buddy Rich. Who was Buddy Rich might you ask? He was arguably the greatest drummer in the existence of this planet. He started playing drums at the mere age of 18 months, was the 2nd highest paid child at the age of 3, known as "Traps the Drum Wonder." Buddy Rich was even in The Muppets. The list of accomplishments kept on going through the entire span of his life and continue to grow to this day!
         Buddy was best friends with Johnny Carson and Frank Sinatra, he has inspired many drummers including Neil Peart, Travis Barker, Dave Weckl, Chad Smith, Todd Sucherman, Bun E. Carlos, Vinnie Colaiuta (whom all we will be interviewing) and many others to become the drummers that they are today. Not only did Buddy inspire drummers but he inspired athletes, actors, late night talk hosts and MANY others. Jerry Seinfeld included jokes based on the life of Buddy Rich. In today's modern world Buddy continues to leave his traces by making cartoon appearances in the TV shows The Simpsons and Archer. David Letterman has a drum solo week on his show which is inspired by Buddy's appearances on The Johnny Carson Show.
         I've told you enough about Buddy! We need your help to make his life into a documentary. It's not cheap to make a film and we've got A LOT of awesome interviews planned including Buddy Rich's Wife. We'll be interviewing the names I've mentioned already along with people who were in the band, friends of Buddy's, the guy who recorded the famous Buddy Rich bus tapes and many more!
        Technical aspects of the film... A lot of the documentary has already been shot on film. ;) We'll be working on getting HD transfers of all of that footage. We're also looking to shoot this film on the D16 Digital Bolex, Red Epic and the Panasonic GH2. If we can get a decent budget, we'd like to shoot some more on Super 16mm film for aesthetic purposes. We've spoken with a few film festival coordinators and they're all very eager to get this into their festivals. Please make it happen by supporting our film! :)
       We have a lot of great incentives. Tim Maeder, a good friend of ours made a few different covers for the film. We've selected one for the actual movie poster. The others will be released as LIMITED EDITION prints.

          We'll be updating the kickstarter with the progress to the film along with the facebook page The Official Buddy Rich Channel One. Make sure to follow us on twitter @BRChannelOne

   
If you're interested in investing or sponsoring the project feel free to contact me directly at mrbrianmorgan@me.com

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    Updates on the film and where it will be screening.

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    An appreciation letter for your donation along with some goodies included in the envelope.

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    Be one of the first to own the DVD of the film. Will come with Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature drum sticks.

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    Buddy Rich Band Tour Shirt and Laminated Kickstarter Promo

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    Be one of the first to own the BLURAY of the film. Will come with Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature drum sticks.

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    A very limited screen print of one of the movie poster ideas by Tim Maeder. Each screen print will be numbered 1-100. You will also receive Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature drum sticks.

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    A 3 disc limited edition copy of the film on Blu-ray. Will include 1 of 6 LIMITED EDITION dvd covers. The other two discs will include archive HD transfers of Buddy plus plenty of other awesome footage! Will also come with Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature drum sticks.

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    A credit in the film along with a 3 disc limited edition copy of the film on Blu-ray. The other two discs will include archive HD transfers of Buddy plus plenty of extras! Will also come with Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature drum sticks.

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    An Associate Producer credit in the film, a 3 disc limited edition copy of the film on Blu-ray. The other two discs will include archive HD transfers of Buddy plus plenty of extras! Will also come with Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature drum sticks.

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    An Associate Producer credit in the film, a 3 disc limited edition copy of the film on Blu-ray. The other two discs will include archive HD transfers of Buddy plus plenty of extras! Will also come with Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature drum sticks and 2 passes to screen the film at your choice of film festival that it will be shown at.

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    A lunch date with Cathy Rich and the Director of the film in your town.(international too) As well as an Executive Producer credit in the film, Vic Firth Buddy Rich Signature drum sticks, 3 disc limited edition copy of the film on Blu-ray. The other two discs will include archive HD transfers of Buddy plus plenty of extras.

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    VIP treatment for the day for two at the next Buddy Rich Memorial Show. Including lunch with all of the performers and a very special seat for you and a guest for the performance. You will also be credited in the film as an Executive Producer.

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