Brooklyn, New York April 26, 2016 – Local New York band, Fairytales for the Fatherless, along with filmmaker Danny Ward, are in pre-production on a feature film to be told in 12 parts and scored by the band’s debut album.
“I’ve done records in big studios and it comes back sounding like a record made in a big studio,” said Paul Weinfield (lead guitar, vocals, songwriter). “One of the interesting things about this project is it’s completely home-grown.” Danny Musengo (lead vocals, songwriter, guitar) adds, “We’re using what we’ve got. And that’s a lot of brilliant people around us.”
With huge support from their community as well as sponsorships from local businesses, Danny and Paul have been able to remain true to their vision and belief that great art doesn’t need a big budget to be seen, heard and felt. On Monday, April 25th, an IndieGoGo page was launched to raise $15,000 to completely finance the feature-length rock opera as well as the completion of the album. $1,400 was raised on day one.
Fairytales for the Fatherless are staples at New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall, Mercury Lounge, The Knitting Room, Littlefield, and more. Danny Musengo also writes, plays and sings with The Ludlow Thieves. And, recently, both Danny and Paul played and sang on “Gone Gone Beyond” with David Block (aka The Human Experience).
Filmmaker Danny Ward is a long-time veteran of low-budget filmmaking and great friend of the band. He recently he directed three episodes of the award-nominated web-series Living Thru The Lens which were featured on Funny or Die, where you can also find his sitcom pilot, Highlighters. In addition, Danny is in pre-production on his feature film, Cleveland., which plans to shoot in November 2016, starring Amber Tamblyn, Liam Aiken, Jackie Cruz, Lucy Fry, and Amy Hargreaves. Cleveland. was recently listed as one of IndieWire’s 32 films they can’t wait to see at Sundance.