DAVE DAVIES: STRANGERS THE FILM
co-producers Dave Davies & Martin Davies
Over fifty years after the Kinks` infamous first tour of the USA, we follow Dave over 5 tours playing to fans of all ages , whilst releasing 3 new albums and reflecting on an action-packed career of ups and downs. Featuring unique behind the scenes footage and archive, as well as legendary fans like Mark Hamill and Mick Foley.
AN AN UPDATE FROM DIRECTOR MARTIN DAVIES
It`s been a long road, but we`re in the latter stages of post-production, been busy editing from hundreds of hours of footage shot over the last tours. We had a low budget of $9,000 for the project, so have done all the filming and editing , archive research myself..
Over half of the budget has been spent on archive, mostly digitizing to High Definition old archive 8mm footage Dave filmed in the 1960s and 1970 - and it looks great! Much of the rest on equipment, software.
As well as filming dozens of shows/soundchecks/life on the road , i was tour managing - not always easy trying to film while dealing with promoters and overzealous fans :)
The film was originally going to be called Rock N Roll Journey, but Strangers seems more appropriate. The song has a special meaning to many people, and has become somewhat of a Kinks classic the last few years.
I hope many would agree with me that Dave doesn`t get the credit he deserves for his contribution to rock n roll, hopefully a kickass documentary will help resolve that. It`s been wonderful to meet many of the film`s supporters on the road, your support has been greatly appreciated. Particular thanks to Rebecca G. Wilson, SImon Davies and all the musicians who`ve worked with Dave TPahPaPanj
I`ll be sending a more detailed update soon to investors, but if you have any queries, please contact
Will be posting more content over the coming weeks!
MORE ABOUT MARTIN
I`m Dave`s eldest son, born in 1967
I worked for the Kinks and Ray at Konk studios from 2003 -2006
I edited a documentary on the Arista years directed by Ray, i edited the To The Bone live video.
2004 was a tough year - with Ray`s shooting and Dave`s stoke, but there were highlights managing the Kinks back catalogue, including the award-winning Village Green Preservation Society reissue.
I worked on the release of Ray`s Other People`s Lives album, as well as doing editing and filming for Ray`s Americana documentary. I instigated and arranged the final reunion of the original Kinks line up for the 2005 UK Music Hall of Fame at Alexandra Palace, a memorable evening!
In 2010 Dave and I brought out the film Mystical Journey which covered Dave`s lifelong interest in metaphysics.
I`ve been managing/tour managing Dave since 2014. Especially proud to help with bringing out the Decade album, a lot of time going through tapes! Also been great to help with the BMG special box-set reissues of Village Green, Arthur and the upcoming Lola 50th anniversary box-set.
Earlier this year i digitized dozens of Dave`s home demo tapes, some of which we may use in Strangers and upcoming projects