Published Apr 07, 2015In 1995, Blind Melon frontman Shannon Hoon passed away from an accidental drug overdose. Since 2010, the group's remaining members have been hard at work on a documentary chronicling the late singer. Today (April 7), they've resorted to the aid of crowdfunding to complete the project.
As Billboard reports, director Danny Clinch will launch a Kickstarter this evening at 7 p.m. EDT. In addition to donations, the site will also host a trailer for the film.
Further, Clinch will engage fans with a one-hour live tweet session through their official Twitter account. If you have a question, you can ask it with the #hoondoc hashtag.
The film will be composed of footage from Hoon himself, who was constantly documenting his life with a handheld camcorder. In fact, Clinch is giving him a co-director credit on the movie.
"Shannon's commitment to documenting his life resulted in an impressive body of work that rivals his output as a musician," the director said in a statement. "He wanted people to know him, hear his music, and understand the times in which it was being made. He wanted it to be made into a film when the band got famous and 'all of their memories were burned out.'"
UPDATE: the trailer is now live and can be viewed below.