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KEEP GOING! ANYTHING OVER 100% WILL GO TO MUSIC RIGHTS, POST PRODUCTION DISTRIBUTION AND OUTREACH. Thanks so much. BTW backers will receive bonus incentives in addition to rewards. So after you donate make sure to click the backer update section. You never know...you might want that Terry kath guitar pic. And we've decided that everyone who donates WILL be apart of the TKFG party (with Q and A by Michelle via skype where she may show Terry's Gibson or Fender upclose and personnel...with (possible) surprise guests and movie. Read more about it in the backer update section! also sign up for the newsletter at www.terrykath.com for updates!
This kickstarter page has been set up to raise funds for the production of the film Searching for Terry. With your help we hope to reach our goal and, hopefully, more!
Your pledge will go toward 15 days of shooting which will include the crew (camera and sound experts), equipment rental and purchases, travel expenses for crew and/or interviewees, and editor assistant.
If we go beyond the fund raising goal then we are able to put funds toward any additional production, post production (including music rights which is a biggie!), marketing and promotion.
Thank you for checking out this page. We hope you join in on the project by making a pledge.
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As a member of the 1970's pop band Chicago, who became famous for pop ballads like "Saturday in The Park" and "If You Leave Me Now", Terry Kath lived the fast life of a rock star. He is known amongst guitar enthusiasts for his unique and complex ensembles as well as his deeply, soulful voice. Jimi Hendrix famously praised him as being the better player. During the course of nine years, Terry Kath and Chicago released ten albums, including a greatest hits album and toured nonstop. By the mid 70's, Kath became disheartened by the music industry and life on the road. At 32 he died of a self-inflicted gun wound to the head, leaving behind his wife and young daughter.
This is a film by Terry's daughter, Michelle Kath Sinclair, who was only three years old when he passed. The film will explore Michelle’s journey in learning about her father’s life, through a series of interviews, live concerts, and never-before-seen home video footage shot by Terry Kath himself. Using interviews with Chicago band members (past and present), family, and contemporary musicians, the documentary seeks to highlight the musical legacy of Terry Kath. Weaving through this very intimate exploration, the film will also celebrate the history of Chicago as a band in the context of the city of Chicago's music scene in the late 1960's.
The film is a coming of age documentary of a woman in search of her father’s identity, both as a rock icon and as a creative master. Michelle must take the audience on a journey that digs beneath the public surface. She hopes to learn more about Terry's personal struggle against the pop machine in favor of his quest for creativity and reveal the highs and lows of a turbulent rock scene. She seeks to discover the secrets behind Terry's great talents, including his musical influences and demonstrate in turn how his music has influence another generation of artists. As a working DJ in the LA music scene, she realized that her generation experiences Chicago through samples and remixes from artists like Fat Boy Slim, Girl Talk, De La Soul, The Bucket heads and Pitbull to name a few. Her goal is to present an in-depth portrait of her father’s creative process and share it with a new generation of music groupies.
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