We are pleased to lend a hand in gathering support for our neighbor and music/cultural maven, Nelson George, who, along with legendary music producer Arthur Baker, are producing a documentary on funk music called Finding the Funk. Mr. George has been on a tear of late, having produced the critically acclaimed Brooklyn Boheme. Being HUGE funk fans, we are super excited about this movie, which promises to deliver the in-depth background and insight for which George is known. Since his early books like Death of Rhythm and Blues, Nelson George has continued to contribute to the cultural fabric of this Nation and beyond and we are confident this film will shed more light on musicians that have created the backbone for some of today’s most popular music. Kudos to Nelson and his partner, Arthur Baker, for caring enough to devote their time, energy and talents to this projects.
Please support the funding of this movie with a donation. At the time of this posting, they have 99 backers who have contributed over $5,000 for the campaign, which ends in 22 days.
Here are more details about the film and campaign:
Inspired by an idea from legendary record producer Arthur Baker, Finding the Funk is a road trip in search of the past, present and future of Funk music. We start in Dayton the birthplace of so many of Funk’s originators, then onto Detroit where from the ashes of Motown, P-Funk‘s Mothership arose and then to LA where a new crop of musicians, like Dam Funk, are creating their own Funk history. Among those featured in the film are Sly Stone, Bootsy Collins, Mike D of the Beastie Boys, D’Angelo, Marcus Miller, Mtume, Nona Hendryx, Vernon Reid, Maceo Parker, Bernie Worrell, Steve Arrington, Reggie Hudlin, Sheila E, Shock G, Sade’s Stuart Matthewman and Diplo. Hosted by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of the Roots. Vh1 is hoping to air Finding the Funk next spring.
After a whirlwind summer of filming concerts, outdoor festivals and intimate backstage jam sessions with some of the Funk’s most notable performers, Finding the Funk is headed into post-production. $20,000 is what we need to take our film to the next level.
We’ll be posting two other trailers for the film, right here, on our Kickstarter page during the pledge period, giving you all a deeper look into what we’ve shot and why this film will be worth your time!