Blind Melon Members Announce Kickstarter for Shannon Hoon Documentary
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.