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The making of Blues Legend

  • Dan McGinley
    Blues Legend
  • Dan McGinley
    Blues Legend
  • Dan McGinley
    Blues Legend
  • Cast members of Blues Legend
    Key Cast
    Blues Legend
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    37 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 16, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Dan McGinley

Studied film at The University of Rhode Island with renowned documentary filmmaker David Bettencourt. In 2012, McGinley recruited over thirty people to act in the feature film Blues Legend, which lasted into the final week of Cannes. Filming took four years, with old equipment and no budget.

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Director Statement

The music in this film really drives the imagery, inhabited by a cast that had never acted in film before, portraying very believable characters. In the end, we lasted into the final rounds against Steven Spielberg and Jodie Foster at Cannes, and will always be proud of what we accomplished, with no budget or high-end equipment.