The production on this film began almost three years ago with just the idea of chatting records with some of Jason Blackmore’s musical inspirations. After countless hours of scheduling, planning, filming, editing, and booking this film’s theatrical release, we are now coming to a close on Records Collecting Dust. It’s bittersweet; we’ve poured our hearts and time into making this idea a reality. Anytime a project this size is complete, it’s like sending your kid off into the world to survive on his or her own.
So much of the film making process, or anything under the creative arts umbrella, is asking for support from the community, friends, and family. Our team dedicated hundreds of hours to this project and we couldn’t have done it without that support. But we feel as a team that it’s equally important to make sure we are seeking out opportunities to give back after being on the receiving end for so long. Earlier this year, we hosted an online Ebay charity auction for signed records donated by John Reis, Justin Pearson, and Pall Jenkins. All proceeds from that auction were donated to Digital Gym – a local media arts center and independent theater in San Diego. We had such a great response that we’re doing it again.