Dave Davies Rock N Roll Journey Film

A documentary following Kinks founder member Dave Davies on the road
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Dave Davies
Film
London
United Kingdom
2 Team Members


Ever since Dave Davies changed music by slicing up the speaker cone of a little green amp and created a revolutionary, distorted guitar tone and frenetic solo on song You Really Got Me - he has been compelling force in popular music.  A member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Dave's massive guitar sounds have inspired bands from Van Halen to Green Day.
 Dave suffered a serious stroke in 2004, but thankfully has recovered and he performed his first concerts for 9 years with the band the Jigsaw Seen a few months ago. Judging by the reviews, it was as if he had never been away. Since 1997 when Dave started playing live solo after the discontinuance of the Kinks, there hasn`t been a proper video recording made, which is why we are eager to make this project - it`s a unique opportunity to capture the energy of Dave playing live and his upbeat disposition in behind the scenes action. Interjecting rocking gigs with other elements to create a road movie style documentary.  Memories of Kinks life on the road in America, chatting and reminiscing with fans and contemporaries. We also hope to film  Dave in conversation with 1 or 2 people important to his musical story and that of the Kinks.

These are the concerts on Dave`s upcoming tour we aim to film:

 12 Nov, 2013: City Winery, New York City

14 Nov, 2013: Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood, New Jersey

16 Nov, 2013: Bear`s Den, Seneca Niagara Casino, Niagara Falls, New York.

18 Nov, 2013: City Winery, Chicago, Illinois. 

19 Nov, 2013: Evanston SPACE, Evanston, Illinois

There will be hopefully be more concerts/events over winter that we can film - whether in America or Europe.  The more we can capture, the better we think the film will be.  We are aiming for a release by Spring 2014.

We don`t have as long  for our campaign as most projects on Indiegogo, so would be grateful if you could help spread the word.

The Kinks are as  popular now than they`ve been for a while,  as new generations have discovered the magical music which has inspired countless bands and artists.   Dave`s songs `Living on a Thin Line` and `Strangers` have featured in iconic TV show The Sopranos and the Wes Anderson film The Darjeeling Limited.  Yet Dave and his solo work are not as well known as perhaps they should be and we would like to help rectify this.  We think this film will attract anyone interested in rock `n roll.


We would like to upgrade our HD camera, and ideally get a second camera for  supplementary footage , and add some quality lenses to facilitate low light/night-time  filming. We would also pay for additional crew for some gigs to help with visuals and audio - including a steadicam.  We also need some audio equipment including field microphones.

If we reach a certain level of funding, we aim to allot 10% of the budget for archive - film, video and photography.  We have already started sourcing material. If we raise enough money, it would be great to use footage of Dave on TV - performing live or being interviewed. 

We hope to hire several locations for filming - conducting interviews or for other filming purposes.  Part of the budget will also cover travel and accomodation for 1 or 2 person man crew (Martin and additional camera or sound if we have enough).  We also envisage a 8-10 week edit - and will allot a bare minimum for the cost of this. 

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Enquiries:  davedaviesfilms@aim.com


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ABOUT CO-DIRECTOR/CO-PRODUCER MARTIN DAVIES

Martin started making super 8mm films before his teens, and was part of a small group who won the TV show Screen Test`s Young Film Makers of The Year award for an animated short called "Dougie", about a plasticine man.  In the early 000s he edited and co-filmed `Arista Years` - the Kinks 1977-1984.  Other projects included co-producing, co-filming and editing `Marine Team` narrated by Jenny Agutter - broadcast by Discovery, and directing, co-producing and editing The Final Cut - Dancing Bears Rescue in India http://youtu.be/G-O3mcc9_HE .  From 2003 to late 2006 Martin worked at Konk studios.  Highlights included editing ` To to the Bone` by the Kinks - a Konk `unplugged` performance & Portsmouth concert  >> http://youtu.be/piSnpL8No1Q , editing the Ray Davies documentary `Americana` - with special screenings at SXSW & Berlin festivals, and filming various  Ray concerts in Europe. Martin also managed the Kinks back catalogue and worked on the successful Village Green Preservation Society Deluxe re-release.  He also helped with the artwork and release of Ray`s `Other People`s Lives` album and soon after arranged the reunion of the original Kinks line-up for the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005.  Subsequently, he worked with Dave on the film `Mystical Journey` , as well as making videos for Dave`s songs `Flowers in the Rain` and `Little Green Amp`.  He is currently preparing for release in 2014 of a `street art` film, and is used to working on a low budget if need be!


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    Our heartfelt gratitude, a thank you on the film website and thank you email, plus updates about the film including clips.

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    Digital download

    Be among the first to see the finished film with a High-definition quality digital download within a few days of the movie’s debut and exclusive hi-res downloadable large film poster plus a thank you on our website and thank you email, plus exclusive updates about the film including clips

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    Thank you in end credits

    Join the rolling credits - you helped make the film, now you can watch it with your name in the "Thank you" section of the closing credits. Or give the credit to a friend as a gift. Plus High-definition quality digital download within a few days of the movie’s debut, audio live album and exclusive hi-res downloadable large film poster plus a thank you on our website and thank you email, plus exclusive updates about the film including clips

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  • $350USD
    Special Thank You in credits

    Join the credit roll: you helped make the film, now you can watch it with your name in the "Special Thanks to" section of the closing credits . Or give the credit to a friend as a gift. PLUS Dave Davies T-shirt and signed card. PLUS High-definition quality digital download within a few days of the movie’s debut, audio live album and exclusive hi-res downloadable large film poster plus a thank you on our website and thank you email, plus exclusive updates about the film including clips

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  • $750USD
    Meet and Greet at Soundcheck

    Come to the soundcheck preview for Dave`s gigs at City Winery in New York and Chicago, and meet Dave. Plus `Special Thank You in credits` along with the other perks above

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    Associate Producer

    You helped make the film now watch it with your name in the Associate Producers section of the closing credits ,a one-off signed thank you card PLUS you`ll get to see a streamed cut of the film before the final edit is done and give us any feedback PLUS exclusive updates, HD digital download and poster , new live Dave album , PLUS Exclusive `production crew` T-SHIRT, PLUS personalized video message to you from Dave

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    Associate Producer Plus

    Be an Associate Producer PLUS Meet Dave for a chat at one of the upcoming gigs, and receive a signed certificate. If you want to be in the film we`ll film a clip of you meeting Dave ! Or chat with Dave in a 15 minute skype call. PLUS all the above perks

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    Executive Producer

    Prestige of being an Executive producer in the film credits! Laminated backstage passes for upcoming Dave gigs. Chat with Dave and receive a signed certificate - we can include this in the film. Option to sing a few lines with Dave on stage! Or chat with Dave in skype call and receive personalised video message. See a streamed cut of the film before the final edit - give us feedback. `Production Crew` T-shirt + signed large film poster with your name on credits + imdb credit + all above perks

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