Lee Scratch Perry's Vision Of Paradise Movie Project Image

by Tanaka Tiki Roberts

German film maker Volker Schaner seeks to kick start his movie project starring Jamaican music icon Lee Scratch Perry.

Lee Scratch Perry is perhaps one of the most enigmatic characters to ever produce Jamaican music. From his eccentric appearance, unorthodox mannerisms and unique musical prowess, Perry has never failed to marvel or otherwise raise a few eyebrows during the course of his career. After decades of hits and an invaluable contribution to the industry, many are still quite fascinated by the man who rightfully earned the honorary status of 'living legend'. It is this fascination that led film maker Volker Schaner to conceptualize the movie "Vision Of Paradise".

According to Schaner's description, Vision of Paradise is "a thrilling, poetic narration with the legendary Lee Scratch Perry, this movie is a unique project in many ways: it's not a biography but rather a fairytale documentary." The concept began 13 years ago when the director started following around Perry which has now resulted in a wealth of footage being accumulated.

With the shooting process completed, Schaner is now geared up for the post-production phase. Of course it is no secret that video production is no simple drop in the bucket where finances are concerned. The director therefore has taken to "Kickstarter.com" an online platform for the funding of creative projects, in hopes of garnering pledges to support his film. The minimum target has been set at USD $20,000 to be achieved by March 5th. Each person has the option of pledging the very minimum of USD $1 or the maximum of USD $5000 , which is rewarded by little tokens of appreciation from the director depending on the value of donation.

Kevin MacDonald's film Marley perhaps is a profound demonstration of the value of such films to the preservation of the legacy of Jamaican music. For Schaner, "The movie can be seen as a guide for how to change the world with music – with a positive attitude, mind set or, as Lee Perry calls it: "vibration".

For more information or to make a pledge visit: KickStater

Or contact: info@visionofparadise.de


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