Thursday, March 29, 2012

About The Film

A documentary film celebrating the unconventional career of 2-time Grammy winner Jim Lauderdale.
 'Jim Lauderdale is one of my all time favourite performers' 
- country icon Buck Owens.
Think you know Jim Lauderdale? 
Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts is a documentary film that tells the unconventional musical journey of Jim Lauderdale - Grammy Award-winning bluegrass singer, hit country songwriter, prolific recording artist, radio DJ, awards show host, harmony singer and guitarist for Elvis Costello and Willie Nelson, tai chi master... Jim Lauderdale's journey from banjo-playing Beatles fan in North Carolina to Americana Swiss army knife takes him through the 1980s 'Urban Cowboy' NYC country club scene, playing James Brown covers in a honky-tonk in LA where he was spotted by Dwight Yoakam's producer, failed albums and record label frustrations before country superstar George Strait sold six million albums with two of Jim's songs and put Lauderdale tunes in the ears of music fans around America.
Who's involved?
Jim's story is told through interviews with Jim, Buddy Miller, Gary Allan, Tony Brown, Jerry Douglas, Randy Kohrs, Odie Blackmon, Jed Hilly, Dennis Crouch, Mike Compton and more. It also features performances with his country and bluegrass bands from the start of his career through to recent performances in the Snowy mountains of Australia and Nashville's legendary Station Inn.
Who am I?
My name is Jeremy Dylan. I've been lucky enough to know Jim for a few years now, and in early 2011 I approached him with the idea to tell his story. My pitch convinced him and I started putting the pieces together, flying to Nashville in June and shooting the interviews that comprise the film. This leg of filming was entirely self-financed, and therefore I could gather a certain amount of material in the short time I was there. It was enough to produce a 45-minute version of the documentary, which has since been broadcast by Australia's Country Music Channel.

We recently raised over $10,000 through crowdfunding website IndieGoGo. The outpouring of support from Jim's fans around the world was gratifying and inspiring and we are now in the United States, shooting the film in Nashville TN, Wilkesboro NC, Statesville NC, Los Angeles CA, Pioneertown CA and Joshua Tree, NC. We have a lineup of very exciting interviews and can't wait to share the film with the world.
Unlimited Access
This film is a celebration of Jim's life, spirit and talent. It's important to state that while Jim has given us his complete cooperation, including generously supplying much of the archive material you'll see, he's placed no restrictions on content and is letting us tell his story in the best way we can. 
So if like us, you're a disciple of the King of Broken Hearts, reach into your pocket and give us a hand. And please spread the word to your friends and fellow music lovers. We sincerely appreciate every contribution made, no matter how small.

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