It’s been months since I’ve included a spotlight on a documentary in progress, and I figured this would be a good time to rectify that. I like to know about new projects in the pipeline, and I’ve found it useful to monitor sites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo for interesting sounding documentaries that are seeking crowdfunding support.

One such project is by my friend Sara Alize Cross (Producer of Margaret Brown’s THE ORDER OF MYTHS, Associate Producer of Henry Alex Rubin & Dana Adam Shapiro’s MURDERBALL), who is producing and directing a documentary about NYC’s Colony Records entitled MANHATTAN LULLABY. Take a look at the project’s Kickstarter campaign page (and consider contributing if you can – she has about a month to raise a bit over $3000 at this writing).

Sara’s approaching the film as a history of not only the record store, but of the radical transformation of its Times Square location over its 60+ year history – while also addressing the changes to the music industry that have made standalone stores like it into rarities. I’m looking forward to seeing how the project continues to take shape, and how it can make use of its New York City locale and celebrity connections, but also go beyond that specificity to connect with broader audience with an interest in music, music history, and the struggles of small businesses in a recession economy.


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