There is a Wire documentary in the works ‘People in a Film’. The promo clip looks promising and suggests the aim is to capture the delightfully unholy and absurdist collaboration of Post Punk, Fine Art, Agriculture and brutal noisemaking that is Wire. The filmmakers (Malcolm Doyle and Graham Duff) have the full cooperation of the band past and present including the mercurial former member Bruce Gilbert. Of course even BBC4 ain’t going to pay for this one so Wire fans will need to get their hands in their pockets and fork out for them to get the footage rights and get the thing finished. You know the drill by now – usual deal, you’re basically paying upfront for the DVD/Blu-Ray or if you’re really flushed you can make like George Harrison and pay the most expensive cinema ticket ever in return for your name on the credits and god knows what else. Anyway, this film must be made so lob some cash this way.
I’m thinking of doing a bit of crowdsourcing – after a suggestion by Twang – for one of the music biog books I’m working on. I’d always planned it to be a limited edition self-published affair, and I could stretch to just about doing it myself (finding the two or three weeks necessary to get the text finished is the problem at the moment, with other calls on my time) but the Kickstarter route seems attractive. Anyone got any advice or direct experience?