“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…

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