Boutique distributor Grindstone Media is working on "Rush: The Documentary", the $1.5 million feature film produced and directed by Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn ? the creative team behind the 2005's "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey" ? and executive produced by Grindstone president Paul Zimic.
According to a press release, "Rush: The Documentary" will be the first in-depth look at the history and influence of RUSH. It will trace the band's fascinating musical evolution, from their science fiction-inspired progressive rock of the '70s to their current heavy rock style. Combining new exclusive interviews and performance footage from the 2007 "Snakes & Arrows" tour as well as material from the band's massive visual archive, the film will offer Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart's own perspective on their spectacular achievements. It will also present interviews with musicians influenced by RUSH's music, including members of METALLICA, IRON MAIDEN, TOOL, NIRVANA, and many others. The documentary is in pre-production with an anticipated release in late 2008.
The documentary will be directed and produced by Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn, creators of "Metal: A Headbanger's Journey", which featured interviews with metal icons including Geddy Lee. "Metal" premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2005 and has been released in over 25 countries with DVD sales reaching 200,000 copies. "Metal" has received widespread praise from metal fans and musicians and has garnered rave reviews from press and film festival audiences around the world. Sam and Scot's follow-up film "Global Metal" will be released in spring 2008 and explores the globalization of metal music in Japan, China, Indonesia, Israel, Dubai, India and Brazil.
The makers of "Rush: The Documentary" are reaching out to RUSH fans around the world to collect rare, good quality video/film footage of:
(A) the band performing live (concerts, TV shows etc.)
(B) rare interviews with TV stations etc.
They are especially looking for stuff from the early period of the band's career ('70s and early '80s), and from outside of North America. At this time, they are NOT looking for photographs, ticket stubs, tour books, audio recordings etc. ONLY footage and interviews.
If you have any of this material, please contact researcher Liisa at firstname.lastname@example.org. Of course, any material that we request will be safely stored and returned.
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