Indiegogo and Don Cheadle have surpassed their goal for ‘Miles Ahead’ closing yesterday at $343,496.
Cheadle set the fundraising goal for his passion project at $325,000 and must have been ecstatic to hear the campaign closed at 106%.
Here’s what Don had to say about the film.
I want to tell a story that Miles himself would have wanted to see, something hip, cool, alive and AHEAD.
I’ve taken my marching orders from Miles’ mandates (“Play what’s not there.” “Fear no mistakes. There are none.”) and focused in on a very specific point in his life to explore his relationship with his muse, his voice, his fears and challenges to come out of his silent period and return to the music.
I’m hopefully making a movie that tells a story many people can relate to, jazz fan or not. MILES AHEAD is not just about the music. It’s about what we all face at one time or another in our lives; questions about who we really are, what we have to say and how will we say it. How will we ultimately be defined and who gets to say so?
The film has been in development since 2008 and is being produced independent of any major studios. 100% or the proceeds will go towards making this film the best possible.
First scenes were shot two-days ago.
Thanks to everyone who played a part in seeing this worthwhile project to fruition!