Art, Live Music, and Video- what happens when those universes collide? Homegrown the Movie! is about experiencing original music through the documentary-film medium, and shedding light on the growing independent music scene happening in the suburbs of Chicagoland. The interviews are real, the music original; audiences are called to experience the courageous climb of indie-grassroots event, Homegrown Arts and Music Festival from inception to today plus the stories behind the individuals who lived it year after year.
Get a front row seat to electrified live-performances! Experience the musicians' most cherished songs both live on past Homegrown stage and private rehearsal sessions from their home spaces. All captured on-camera.
ON/OFF CAMERA INTERVIEWS
Hear genuine ideas from the hardest working indie-artists and musicians in the midwest of America, woven together as a whole collective journey. Learn authentic artists' inspirations and fears paired against inspired original music.
ALL-ORIGINAL MUSIC SOUNDTRACK
Homegrown the Movie! presents an all-original music soundtrack featuring an eclectic mix of genres from past and present Homegrown artists. Both on the stage live, and recording in the studio, the music is truly the soul of the film.
Travel back in time with photos and videos from artists' personal archives. Where did these musicians grow up? How were they influenced? Where are they now?
ALL THINGS HOMEGROWN
Special artifacts and media straight from the Homegrown Festival Archives. From posters to past promotional material, radio and television spots. Giving a deeper sense of the festival's evolution.
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Homegrown the Movie! holds a collection of footage from various perspectives. During Year 4 and Year 5 of the festival, additional camera operators were brought on to help capture full-stage performances specifically for Homegrown the Movie!
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Ashley (Dallman) Williams is the Writer, Director, and Producer of Homegrown the Movie! as well as the Editor. She is engulfed in the final post-production stages of film, enjoying the all-original music soundtrack and re-imagining a whole new SPACE for these talented musicians in a feature film.
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* Credits will continue to be updated as film production progresses.
Ray Di Julio
Michael C. Hayes
George Howe Jr.
Nero the Zero
Ruth Gray Wilke