Published Apr 07, 2015Winnipeg-based filmmaker Paul Plett is turning to his fellow Canadian music fans for help with his latest project. He's currently working on a documentary about folk music in Canada, aptly titled Northern Folk, and he's launching a crowd-funding campaign to help move along the process.
The Indiegogo campaign launches today (April 6) and will run for 30 days. Funds raised will be used by Plett to conduct further research and experience the vast array of folk music our country has to offer — beyond Manitoba and Ontario.
"I'd love to visit Halifax, Montreal and Vancouver to get a more complete picture of what folk music is like across Canada," he said in a statement.
Plett expands a bit more in the description of the campaign, saying:
I want this documentary to tell the story of folk music in Canada. What it means to be a musician, and what it means to be a folk artist. But more importantly, I want to explore the philosophy behind music, and behind creativity. What drives musicians to be creative and what inspires them to write music. … If I don't reach my goal, I'm still going to do everything I can to make this film. This is a passion project for me, and even if I can't travel from coast to coast, this is still a documentary that I'd like to see. So no matter what, Northern Folk will be completed! The funds just help make the film a bit bigger, and allow me to tell the story that I'd truly like to tell.
You can watch a trailer for the film below, featuring interviews with local singer-songwriters. Check out or contribute to the Indiegogo campaign over here.