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Trailer: wonderful teaser for indie musical HOW DO YOU WRITE A JOE SCHERMANN SONG

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
September 28th, 2010

If there is one single genre of film that could use a good hearty kick in the ass, it’s the modern film musical.

Well, thanks to Gary King and his upcoming film, HOW DO YOU WRITE A JOE SCHERMANN SONG, we may finally have our answer, and it’s straight from the world of independent film.

The film, which found financing through the website Kickstarter, where the general public is able to donate money to fund a film project, A JOE SCHERMANN SONG stars Joe Schermann, who plays the titular character, and Christina Rose, who plays Evey Lorraine. It follows Joe and Evey, who “dream of hitting it big on Broadway. When Joe lands an opportunity to write for an off-Broadway musical, he is forced to cast either the love of his life, or Summer, his newly discovered muse. The realities of show business prove to Joe that writing is easy, living is hard.” Check out the trailer, and some of my thoughts on it, after the break.


Having the chance to see King’s last film, the wonderfully dream like experimental art film WHAT’S UP LOVELY, I can honestly say that this looks to be something wholly new, wholly original, and for a genre that can produce films so full of life, this proves that notion. The trailer is short, sweet, and dialogue-free, but is absolutely arresting.  It looks visually striking for its rather tiny budget, so with a 2011 release imminent, let’s hope that this little diddy finds some legs, and somehow finds a release, albeit either theatrically thanks to festivals, or on DVD, because we need more interesting indie musicals in this world. It makes it a better, more interesting, one to live in.

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