Dust Radio: A Film About Chris Whitley

Jonathan Mayor, director of Dust Radio: A Film About Chris Whitley, contacted me in 2009 to direct brand his documentary’s marketing identity for web, merch, and crowdsourcing purposes. Jon’s an old college friend from our short stint spent in Peoria, Illinois. Besides being two of the only human beings on campus that didn’t belong to a socially needy fraternity—not our thing—we shared an affinity for music, art, film, gambling, twenty five cent wings and beautiful women. Jon and I lost touch from 1996 until he found me on the wild west of the internet in 2005, mentioned he may have a film to work on though it would take some time due to licensing and clearances. Skip ahead to 2009— this. Part of the direction included establishing a movie site landing page in 2009 to link fans to the eventual, successful Kickstarter campaign in 2012. Giveaways I designed included guitar picks, posters (none have been produced yet based on the Directors intents to save these for a formal release date), VIP passes, and more.

The film is still caught up in post-production, edit, and licensing issues as of 2017 with no release date announcement. It is going to be released someday despite post-production obstacles— and I know personally that Jon has been struggling to have this film made for over a decade now. To the fans, we know you’re frustrated— I can attest to the fact that Jon is beyond frustrated with the film’s delays. To the future…

ClientDust Radio Productions, Jonathan Mayor, Michael BorofskyServicesDirection, Branding, Logo Identity, Web, Crowdsource Campaign, Social Media, MerchYear2009-Present, TBDLinkdustradiomovie.com

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