We want nothing more than to share this film (and its sister project, Bayou Country) with the world. We just need these completion funds to take it to the finish line. As far as accountability goes, you'll be able to keep up with our progress through the email newsletter and our various social media accounts.
Good question. The funds from this campaign are specifically for completing the film. However, the sooner the film is complete and in the marketplace, the sooner Duke can benefit from it. Duke is an active participant in this process, and we couldn't do any of it without his blessing and involvement.
Our goal is to complete it this fall and then take it to a few film festivals in the Spring festival season before releasing it. If we do not get distribution through traditional channels, we will self-distribute the film as soon as next spring or summer.
Dread is an acoustic/Americana band mentored by Duke. In fact, Duke was once a member of the band. They've been described as being the next big thing in the tradition of Avett Bros. and Mumford & Sons. To get a sense of who they are, check out the link to our film about the band: Back From the Dread. (It's labeled classicdread.com down to the right.)
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