“Danny Says” a Documentary to Shed Light on Music Icon Danny Fields

Posted on: November 20th, 2012 at 12:29 pm by

No single blog post out there can really summarize the significance and musical impact of Danny Fields. Dude was responsible for, or had a hand in, the development of numerous classic rock bands. From the Doors and Iggy Pop to the Velvet Underground and the Ramones. There’s now a film underway that explores the life and times of the 70-year-old rock icon, “forever the coolest guy in the room” as stated by Legs McNeil.

Danny Says is the name of the documentary currently underway by filmmaker Brendan Toller and writer Justin Skrakowski. It features plenty of interviews with a bevy of former scenesters, thanks to Fields himself. According to the Village Voice, which spilled a few wells of ink on the matter, the punk pioneer “opened his “impressive Rolodex” for the purposes of the project.

Danny Says is three years in the making, and recently exceeded its $20,000 funding goal via Kickstarter. Cash amassed will help with the following:

  • To produce a stunning sample video for grant application to acquire post-production funds.
  • To bring Danny Says from script to a completed rough cut in preparation for a fine cut phase in collaboration with an accomplished documentary editor and assistant editor.
  • To explore archival material to bolster the narrative and visual tableau with award-winning research assistant, Rosemary Rotondi.
  • For animation and motion graphics story-boarding and implementation. Our crew consists of many experienced and boundary-pushing animators (Emily Hubley, Matt Newman) and motion graphic designers.
Should be a good watch once complete…

Recent Stories

Frustration Mounts Over Another Pier 35 Delay and Incomplete ‘Rutgers Pavilion’

The fact that Pier 35 and the adjacent Package 4 of the waterfront are not complete at this juncture is a total joke. Both components of the overall waterfront plan are way past due date, angering locals who are tired of constant setbacks and pitfalls. The new, revised, updated, pushed-back date is now pegged for […]

Seward Park Library Gets its New ‘Constellation’ Sculpture

The gated pathway in front of Seward Park Library – what was once part of Jefferson Street – now boasts some public artwork. Dubbed “Constellation,” the wooden seating arrangement is the first cycle of artwork by Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong for the year-long project. It was installed at the end of last week. The new sculpture […]

Brinkley’s and Southside are Finished After 12 Years, as Serafina Waits in the Wings

Brinkley’s and its Southside counterpart are both closing down after a dozen years on the border of Little Italy. The Martignetti brothers decided to cease operations at the latter club this past Saturday; the former will shutter middle of next week. Eater, which reported the news a couple weeks ago, dubbed the two bars “veritable meat […]

Straus Square CitiBike Dock Temporarily Removed, as Pedestrian Plaza Nears Activation

Yesterday morning, CitiBike dispatched a maintenance crew to Straus Square to extract its bicycle dock from the longtime perch. Flexible bollards that marked the hardware were likewise uprooted from the asphalt. CitiBike confirmed, however, that this removal is temporary, and at the “request of DOT.” All maps show this station – one that holds about […]

Bowery Cyclist Hit by Cab in Critical Condition

Earlier this morning, at roughly 6:45am, a cyclist heading east on Canal Street collided with a northbound taxi at the Bowery. Tons of cops are on the scene now, snarling traffic by the Manhattan Bridge. The mangled bike remains on its side in the intersection alongside splotches of blood. The unnamed cyclist remains in Critical […]