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Documentary update: ‘the women behind the men of rock & roll’

Packing up all our gear and heading east to the Calgary Folk Music Festival to film John Butler who stands beside his woman the beautiful Mama Kin. Earthy, loving and in her words ‘a really good guy’.

His music lingers on your soul and we are excited to discover his thoughts on women, music and love.

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And so it begins: Day One.

Day One!

Mama Kin, your artistry is honest and strength resonates. Today was a subtle challenge with positive result. The story lives on. Many thanks to Cinematographer and Sound Engineer Wes Chew. See you Wednesday Calgary.

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Wes Chew

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Documentary Update

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Pre-production on the Documentary film is in progress.

Currently, we are gathering subjects for the trailer pitch and official filming is set to begin in October. We have up coming trips to Calgary, Winnipeg, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nashville, Washington DC, New York, Perth, Australia, and the UK.

Keep up to date for behind the scenes photography as you follow our journey in the making of: The Women Behind the Men of Rock n Roll.

Right now? We are on a road trip to breathe in the summer air. “Headed out west with our headphones on and a song in the back of our soul.”

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Montage of Heck

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I really liked Montage of Heck and I tip my hat to you Brett Morgen for a job well done on so many levels.

From a film makers perspective it was done brilliantly capturing the thoughts and emotions of the subject at hand. 

 Basking in the light of day and feeling the cloudiness of unsettled minds in the ambience set forth. You painted a brilliant stage for this story to be told. Out of the gate the photos so full of life grabbed your heart and said, ‘I am real.’

The recordings, music and home footage live on as if a vault of time stopped forever was allowed to breathe again.

I never knew how pretty, blue and sweet the eyes of Kurt Cobain were until they were staring back at the world on that giant screen.

In truth some are born tortured souls and perhaps too gentle for this often cruel world. It’s so sad because from the outside looking in you know that they possess everything to create a life lived well but lack the clarity to see it with their own eyes. Self medicating in hopes of soothing the turbulent energy roaring through them hence igniting a raging inferno of hell within.

Recollections from those close to Kurt each lent sincerity and human touch to his situation and in truth there was nothing glamorous about his story. Even in animation, it was real becoming a nightmare of death by heroin.

Without judgement I ask, why don’t people speak up when they see someone hurting themselves? Are we afraid or is it that we can not believe it is really happening? I think each face there had a look of  ‘ if only ‘. Where do we draw the line between destiny and choice.

No Apologies needed as his music plays on to your heart. Thank you Brett Morgen for bringing us in and allowing some closure.  You were right Wendy Cobain he was meant for this world and I too am angry that the ‘stupid club’ claimed him. 

I will never forget his words that resonate so deep…

Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with with your self-esteem. They’re no good at all.

– Kurt Cobain February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994

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