Gorman Bechard, director of the acclaimed 2011 documentary “Color Me Obsessed: A Film About The Replacements,” is next setting his filmmaking sights on Grant Hart, and has begun raising money from fans to fund a planned new film called “Every Everything” about the former Hüsker Dü drummer, singer and songwriter.
Bechard’s feature-length film will feature Hart as its only interview subject, telling the story of the musician’s creative life from past to present: “You’ll learn about his early influences, his work as a visual artist, his collaborations and friendships with people like William S. Burroughs and Patti Smith, his obsession with Marcel Duchamp and Groucho Marx, his love of Studebakers, and everything else that shaped his life and career.”
In a news release, Bechard says, “This is the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll story. Grant Hart has seen it all, done it all. And for anyone who’s ever spent an hour with the man, you quickly realize he’s one of the most captivating story tellers you will ever meet.”
Bechard and producer Jan Radder plan to begin production this month, with much of the filming set to take place this August in Minneapolis. They plan to have a first cut ready to submit to film festivals in late 2012.
The filmmakers are using Kickstarter to help fund the project, hoping to raise $20,000. With 24 days to go, they’ve raised more than $9,000 so far by offering funders such perks as DVDs, posters, stickers, producers’ credits and even dinner with Hart himself.
Check out the trailer above, and see full details at Kickstarter.com.
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