Kickstarter Campaign Is Raising Money for Blind Melon Documentary
Twenty years after the death of Blind Melon frontman Shannon Hoon, directors Danny Clinch and Colleen Hennessy are crowdsourcing funding for a documentary detailing Hoon’s life and the band’s newfound fame following their 1992 self-titled debut. Watch the Kickstarter video above.
The film will consist of home videos Hoon took between Blind Melon and his death from an overdose in 1995. According to the Kickstarter page, Clinch and Hennessy have obtained Hoon’s more than 200 hours of footage, which will help tell his story from his own point of view.
“The film documents the band’s rise to fame, Hoon’s family life, his creative process, his tumultuous struggle with addiction and his hope for the future in a way that honors the footage he shot while maintaining a genuine and authentic story,” the directors write on the Kickstarter page.
The campaign has a goal of $100,000, which will largely go to the legal clearance Clinch and Hennessy need to publish Hoon’s footage. So far, the Kickstarter has raised more than $12,500, with 27 left to go. For every $20,000 the campaign raises, the directors promise to share new pieces of Hoon’s footage with fans.
Get more details and donate to the Kickstarter here.