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Film On Bill Frisell In the Works

Jazzed Magazine • News • June 12, 2014

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A new film is being made on guitarist Bill Frisell. Filmed with unique access over three years, this documentary is set to be an intimate, behind-the scenes portrait. The film has been shot, directed and produced to date by independent filmmaker and musician Emma Franz, whose last film project was the award-winning feature music film, Intangible Asset Number 82.

Franz filmed in the USA, London and Italy, collecting a wide scope of footage through which to explore Frisell’s ideas, music, history, and the events and people who have been pivotal in his life as he helped to shape and reveal the potential of the guitar.

Music footage includes the very last performance of Paul Motian’s Trio with Bill and Joe Lovano, Richter 858, the early days of the Beautiful Dreamers, a session at Fantasy Studios with Kenny Wollesen and Tony Scherr, and more.

After four years of mostly self financing the film, Franz is calling for the participation of our global music community and fans to bring the film to completion. She has launched an Indiegogo campaign that offers specialized rewards, including access to the pre-release of the film and offers from Frisell himself.

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