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A film on one of the greatest drummers of our time.
Kim McQuitty
Houston, Texas
United States
2 Team Members


Sheila E., Israel Houghton, Cora Coleman-Dunham, Aaron Lindsey, Fred Hammond, Teddy Campbell, Gerald Heyward, Aaron Spears, Mario Winans, Mary Mary, Dennis Chambers, Bill Maxwell, Alex Acuna, Will Kennedy, Gorden Campbell, Eric Dawkins, Warryn Campbell, Joe Testa (Vic Firth), Chris Hart (Remo), Prudence Elliott (Yamaha)


Marvin McQuitty, Jr. was a world-renowned musician who many considered the "Godfather of Gospel Drummers." We, his widow and daughters, decided to celebrate his life and legacy through a foundation with the purpose of imparting into other musicians, the skills, life lessons, character and drive that Marvin exemplified throughout his life and career.


We need to raise $10,000 to complete the production of a documentary entitled Marvin McQuitty: The Man, The Musician and the Mentor. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this documentary will go to The Marvin McQuitty Foundation which will provide resources and opportunities for mentorship, scholarships, music lessons, clinics, and equipment to young music students and aspiring musicians who are serious about cultivating their craft. This documentary will chronicle the life, career and impact Marvin had as a trailblazer in the music industry both on and off the drums.


The Marvin McQuitty documentary will share the story of Marvin as a pioneer at the highest level in the music industry showing how he set the tone for many of the world's greatest musicians and artists. They often quickly admit that beyond the music chops and techniques they learned from Marvin, he greatly influenced their lives on a personal level. Marvin made them better people. He used the skills he acquired as a drummer to hone the art of his life. He knew how to set the tone of his home, his marriage, his parenting and his friendships, establishing a steady rhythm on his drums and in his life. This is the purpose of The Marvin McQuitty Foundation. We want to maintain the impact of Marvin’s legacy. Just as his passion set the groove for a host of the world’s most noted artists and musicians, the documentary of Marvin will allow the world a peak into his life. 


We are leaning on you our strongest supporters and those who have been touched in some way by the life Marvin lived. We need your hand so that we, in-turn can continue to extend ours to those who otherwise would not have the opportunity. This is the example Marvin freely gave while he lived through mentorship, giving away equipment, financial support and wise counsel. Would you help to continue the legacy of Marvin McQuitty by supporting our efforts to produce a life-changing documentary that will reach the world and fund a host of endeavors?


  • Purchase of industry standard cinema equipment
  • Pre and post-production costs
  • Editing of the documentary
  • Travel and lodging expenses for the crew


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raised by 156 people in 1 month
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$10,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on April 23, 2013
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  • $25USD
    Quarter Note

    A poster of the film and an autographed copy of Kim's book, "Me, My Man and His Music...My Life as a Musician's Wife."

    31 claimed
  • $50USD
    Half Note

    The above gift plus... A digital download of the documentary.

    45 claimed
  • $100USD
    Whole Note

    The above gifts plus... Marvin's CD (Fall release)

    26 claimed
  • $500USD

    The above gifts, plus... Associate Producer credit and reserved seating at the premier screening.

    7 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Grand Staff

    All of the above gifts, plus... Executive Producer credit and VIP seating at the premier screening.

    3 claimed

    Grand Staff 2

    All of the above gifts, plus... Marvin's autographed cymbal

    1 out of 1 claimed
  • $5,000USD
    Grand Staff 3

    All of the above gifts, plus... One of Marvin's snares

    0 out of 1 claimed
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