Well it’s been a CRAZY week both on AND off the Kickstarter Campaign for One Night in Seattle!
All over the map, not getting lost but rather, finding our way into the home stretch and wrangling an AWESOME team in the middle of it all!
So what DOES a Kitty, a Duck, Tacos & Cowtown have in common?
- a journey
- a film
- a dream coming true
Acoustikitty is Arran Fisher’s recording operation, based out of Calgary, Canada. Arran is on board, crafting an ORIGINAL SOUND and MUSIC SCORE for One Night in Seattle. This is not the first time Arran’s music will be a part of an iDream Films Production. The first one wasn’t planned, it was happen-chance. This second one, was much the same. I walked into a cafe, and… well, as per the film and my life, interesting things tend happen when you walk into a cafe, destiny kinda takes the lead if you are open and willing…
I met Arran way back while I was writing the film into the wee hours of the night at Cafe Beano in Calgary. Arran was working as a barrista to pay the bills and make his music. In 1999, Arran formed the psych rock group The Summerlad, which toured several times across Canada and the U.S., released four albums, and received national acclaim for making music that defied easy categorization.
The Summerlad on CBC Radio 3
Oddly enough, when I was filming my Dakar Rally Project, Mark from CBC Radio 3 Vancouver, gave me a playlist with some selected artists and The Summerlad’s ‘City of Noise’ track was among the selections. I picked it without hesitation and only after did I realize this was Arran’s band from back in Calgary. What are the odds?
Well, in May, I went back to Calgary and back to Beano and guess who was sitting there, on the other side of the barrista bar. We re-connected after 5 years, both having been on quite the journey chasing our own passions of producing and media and all it took me was to mention how I was looking for an original soundtrack that would be inspired by how the soundtrack in the critically acclaimed film, Deadmanwas crafted (Neil Young composed the guitar seeped soundtrack with portions he improvised while watching the movie footage).
City of Noise, by The Summerlad on YouTube
City of Noise, featured in my Dakar Rally Project on Vimeo
Deadman on Wiki
Clips from Deadman, samples of Neil Young’s Soundtrack on Youtube
Chasing the Desert – “The Outsider”, Jan-April 2008 from CFilmGirl on Vimeo.
Seems every iDream Film project needs it’s Acoustic Kitty. This will be the second film project of mine that will feature Arran’s talents.
More about the Duck, Tacos and Cowtown coming up!! Woot!
- Brian Schecter, media sports business analyst with Puddle Duck Productions, based out of Vancouver, Canada.
- Chronic Tacos in Gastown is a 2 story Mexican Cantina with amazing eats, mexi-drinks and even late night spinning and skeleton dancing…
- Word is, a SUNDANCE PRODUCER PASS ($10,000 pledge level) could be pledged on Monday, from my hometown, Calgary, Canada.
Back soon for UPDATES!! WOOT!