Nashville rockers and hipsters can finally tell their stories in a new documentary highlighting the underground music scene. “Music City Underground” will showcase a variety of bands performing live, most in the same space, as well as interviews and band anecdotes. Houston Mathews, recent Belmont grad and creator of the film, is funding the film through some personal savings and a kickstarter project, through which he raised more than his goal of $1,000.
Mathews gathered a group of new Nashville filmmakers and shot ten performances recently at Quonset Studio. Our day lasted 15 hours but we got every band/songwriter in and out on time. We created a warm, vintage environment, reminiscent of your living room at home by collecting artwork from friends and rentals from antique stores. Four 7D’s/5D’s, some lighting and a great sound crew got us through the shoot successfully. (For more on the production from the DP, check out Jon Chema’s blog.) Did I mention we got to listen to fantastic music while working all day?!
Photos by Melissa Madison Fuller
Musical Performances by:
Sons of Lions
Evan P. Donohue
The Delta Saints
The Apache Relay
The film is currently in post-production. Check the progress of the film on Facebook.