This Is Elvis Director Asking Fans To Kickstart Jerry Garcia Documentary
It's been a long strange trip since iconic musician Jerry Garcia passed away in 1995. He is possibly one of the best loved figures in American music via his work with the Grateful Dead and the Jerry Garcia Band. Director Malcolm Leo, whose work includes the quintessential Elvis documentary This Is Elvis (revered by many as one of the top ten music documentaries of all time) and films on The Beach Boys and Crosby, Stills & Nash, has had an unreleased filmed interview with Garcia from 1987 in his personal archives -- until now.
Leo/Hartmann Productions has created an exciting Kickstarter rewards package that begins with having one's name added to the list of supporters for a pledge of $1. Other rewards provide t-shirts, posters, CDs, DVDs, Blu-Ray discs, box-sets, and tickets to private screenings, all the way up to an "Associate Producer" credit. The Kickstarter program will run through December 22nd.
Also joining the Leo/Hartmann Productions team is Producer Aaron Godfred, whose last film John Dies At The End screened at this year's Sundance, SXSW, Toronto, London and AFI film festivals and associate producer Gina Podley.