Legendary Birmingham reggae band Steel Pulse have teamed up with the director Yoni Gal and the Oscar nominated producer Mile Lerner to launch an Indiegogo site to raise the funds needed to finish a feature documentary about the band, titled Dreadtown.
Expected towards the end of 2016, it explores the history of the band, through their own words but also through those of their multitude of fans, featuring interviews with (deep breath) Snoop Lion, Rita Marley, Gwen Stefani, Matt Groening (creator, The Simpsons), Lennox Lewis (World Heavyweight Boxing Champion), Alpha Blondy (United Nations Ambassador of Peace), Burning Spear, UB40, John Lydon (Sex Pistols), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Chris Blackwell (founder, Island Records), Aswad, Billy Idol, Jason Mraz, and many more. The film is narrated by renowned Hollywood actor and activist Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon/The Color Purple). The band themselves describe the film as being “a true eye opener for us during its development and a real adventure as the story unfolds from the mouths of those who we’ve inspired and those who have inspired us throughout our 40 year career”.
The band have released a teaser of the film. Check it out, here
Check out and donate to the project at http://www.dreadtown.com