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‘Maritime Metal’ Documentary Crew Gearing Up for East Coast Interview Tour

MONTRÉAL, QC., May 05, 2019

Billy Stever’s forthcoming documentary 'Maritime Metal' is rolling ahead to begin principal photography this June. The production team is finalizing details and planning to visit 5 Maritimes cities across a 2 week span. To help fund the cost of production, Billy is currently running an IndieGogo campaign, where fans can discover exclusive perks and interview clips giving a taste of what they’ll see in the finished film.

TheEastMag.com, speaking about the project, writes, "Atlantic Canada’s metal scene is a curious niche in our cultural cornucopia... (with) a near constant presence over the last several decades. Now, one fan and former music promoter is hoping to shed some light on the scene with a Maritime Metal Documentary." The feature-length film is part ‘Maritime Metal’ history and part analysis of how music scenes evolve with changes in technology. Support for the film has been pouring in from bands and metalheads across the Maritimes, from sharing the campaign on social media, to donating footage, music, videos and stories for use in the finished movie. “This project keeps getting bigger and bigger, thanks to the community contributions,” says Billy.

‘Maritime Metal’s team has already filmed over 10 hours of content, locking down the style and narrative of the film. Among the preliminary interviews are members of (past and present): Century of Decay, Of Hatred Spawn, Skullfist, Mokomokai, Zaum, Deformatory, Holy Cost, Hatred Reigns, Realms of Despair, Dichotic, Tolerance, Soul Devourer, Burning Moon, Skinkeeper, Iron Giant, Uigg, and Church.

‘Maritime Metal’ will release in 2020, and is available for pre-order on IndieGogo until June 30.

LINK TO CAMPAIGN
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/maritime-metal-documentary-round-2/

BILLY STEVER
Maritime Metal is Billy Stever’s first foray into documentary filmmaking. He was a music promoter in Nova Scotia during the 2000s, and currently resides in Montréal.

YACKED MEDIA
Yacked Media INC, a media production company founded in Montréal, QC by Dan Crowder, is producing the documentary.

For interviews, press kit, or inquiries:
Dan Crowder, dcrowder@yackedmedia.com

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https://maritimemetaldoc.com/press.html

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https://www.yackedmedia.com

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Left to right: Jeff Mahfoud, Neil Grandy (former drummer, Dichotic), Billy Stever, Jeff Caulder (former guitarist, Dichotic)

Left to right: Jeff Mahfoud, Neil Grandy (former drummer, Dichotic), Billy Stever, Jeff Caulder (former guitarist, Dichotic)

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Montréal filmmaker producing music documentary "Maritime Metal"

MONTRÉAL, QC., Dec 05, 2018

"Maritime Metal" (working title), an upcoming Canadian documentary film, will cover 3 decades of Metal music throughout the Maritime provinces. The film traces the early days of the 90s when bands were recording on cassette tapes to be traded by mail, postering their cities, and writing letters to each other, through the dawn of the internet in the 2000s and how it connected the scene on the Maritime Metal Message Board and other online forums of the day, to today, into the rise of social media and how the scene is still changing. The film is part Maritime Metal history and part analysis of how a music scene evolved with changes in technology.

This month, we are crowdfunding with IndieGoGo to cover the cost of film production and travel. In June 2019, our production team will venture to the Maritime provinces to film interviews with key players in the Metal scene from these past 3 decades. From these conversations with the community, we will capture the events to tell their story.

Over the past 6 months, we have had growing support from Metal fans in the Maritimes. They're contributing everything from old footage on VHS, to photos, posters, zines, and of course they're backing our IndieGoGo Campaign.

We’ve posted exclusive video clips from three interviews to the IndieGoGo campaign web page, giving fans a taste of what they’ll see in the finished film. The documentary goes into production early 2019 with a planned release in 2020.

LINK TO CAMPAIGN
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/maritime-metal-documentary#/


BILLY STEVER

Maritime Metal is Billy Stever’s first foray into documentary filmmaking. He was a music promoter in the 2000s in Nova Scotia, and currently resides in Montréal.

YACKED MEDIA
Yacked Media Inc, founded in Montréal, QC is co-producing.

For interviews, press kit, or inquiries:
Dan Crowder, dcrowder@yackedmedia.com


PHOTOS
https://bit.ly/mmetaldoc

SOURCE
https://www.yackedmedia.com

RELATED
https://www.maritimemetaldoc.com


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Documentary Crowdfunding Campaign for “Maritime Metal” finds tremendous community support on IndieGogo!

MONTRÉAL, QC., Nov. 27, 2018

After just one day of crowdfunding on IndieGogo.com, independent filmmaker Billy Stever has already reached nearly 5% of the budget needed to make his music documentary “Maritime Metal”. Co-producers Dan Crowder, Niagara College alumni, and Jeff Mahfoud, Concordia University Communications graduate, are thrilled with the show of audience support so early in production. With three weeks left for fans to contribute to the campaign and collect unique rewards, funding the film on-time is looking like a sure bet.

To date, Billy and his team have logged over 300 hours in research, planning, and shooting for the film. They’ve posted exclusive video clips from three interviews to the IndieGogo campaign web page, giving fans a taste of what they’ll see in the finished film.

Modern audiences are hungering for more personal stories in the music documentary genre. Inspired by Canadian studio Banger Films and his own roots in the Maritime metal scene, Billy Stever knows the time is right for making this film. Support from throughout the Maritimes is pouring in. “People are already sending us stories and material. They want to be a part of this. We’re putting Maritimers on-screen, and these guys love their metal,” explains Billy. The documentary goes into production early 2019.

LINK TO CAMPAIGN
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/maritime-metal-documentary#/


BILLY STEVER

Maritime Metal is Billy Stever’s first foray into documentary filmmaking. He was a music promoter in the 2000s in Nova Scotia, and currently resides in Montréal.

YACKED MEDIA
Yacked Media INC, a media production company founded in Montréal, QC by Dan Crowder, is producing the documentary.

For interviews, press kit, or inquiries:
Dan Crowder, dcrowder@yackedmedia.com


PHOTOS
https://bit.ly/mmetaldoc

SOURCE
https://www.yackedmedia.com

RELATED
https://www.maritimemetaldoc.com

 

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