BANE documentary

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Raised by 213 people in 37 months
All great things must come to an end. But that reality is easier to deal with when you have some of those amazing times documented. My passion project is a documentary for my favorite band, BANE. I
want to focus on the history of the band, the final tour, and the very last show.
My goal is not only to create something that myself, the many fans, and the band will have to cherish, but to make a film that can excite and inspire everyone by exposing them to the passion, rawness, and hope that is BANE.

As a highschool kid in the late 90's, I struggled and didn't know where I fit in. Music has always been the heartbeat of my soul, but there was no solace in the empty and terrible music on the radio.
And then I found punk rock and hardcore.
I found a place with like minded people, a place full of passion, meaning, and the desire for a positive change. It helped inform the person I am today.

The most influential of those bands (for myself) was BANE. A band from Massachusetts, BANE formed in the mid 90's, and quickly became a band that made me believe. Believe that I didn't have to follow all the rules, that I should stand up for myself and for the ones I care about, and that that we don't have to be blood, to be family. I have them to thank for many amazing times in my life. Every show I've seen them play has been highly energetic and inspiring, and I always leave with a positive outlook.

Unfortunately, after 20yrs of creating music, BANE will be ending their run, calling it quits this summer (2016). Because of this, I am inspired to want to leave the world a lasting impression of this incredible band, by giving them the chance to tell their story. We will follow them on the road, for the blood, sweat, and tears, while fans crowd the stage for sing-alongs and stage diving from 30 and 40 year olds. I want to show the passion, the energy, and the fun times that will ensue on this last tour.

As we all know, money can be tight for projects like these. Everyday expenses, cameras, audio, lenses, lighting, travel and lodging, editing and man power. Thankfully, I have a few talented and amazing friends that have offered me their gear and help, in pretty much every way, and I'd like to be able to compensate them at least a little bit. I'm never one to ask, but I'm starting this gofundme to help me along the way. I have already put forth a lot of my own money, and I'm realizing I won't be able to finish it without your help. Any donation will be greatly appreciated, and you will receive a special thank you in the credits.

I won't carry you in my heart, you are my heart. [BANE]

Dan Elswick
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Hello everyone, sorry there hasn't been an update in a very long time on here, we've been busy with regular life, and with trying to get as much as this doc finished. as for the documentary, we are about half way through the edit. its taking a long time, but trust me, it is a monster of a project. and its a monster that I hope everyone will be proud of and happy with in the end. we give occasional updates on our Instagram account. if you don't follow that yet, you should. you can find us at holding_these_moments . we are liking what we are putting together so far. if you haven't sent me your address for the incentives, please do asap. we are trying to get everything together now to get printed and sent out. sorry it has taken so long, but the reality is, life gets in the way a lot of the time. but I really appreciate your patience. so please get me your address if you haven't yet!

thank you,
Dan and all involved with this bane documentary!
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Hello everyone!
Wanted to update you on the status of the incentives. We will be starting the merch process soon! I will update you again when we start sending out the incentives. I have had my hands full with work and the documentary. Thank you for your patience and continued support through this process. I couldn't have done any of this without you.
Sincerely,
Dan Elswick
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Just wanted to give an update to everyone. Sorry it's taken me so long. Been working and trying to be a responsible adult over here. The transcribing of the documentary has begun. As soon as that is finished, we can begin the editing. Editing will take quite a while. As far as your incentives packages go, I am meeting with the people printing everything in the next week or so, and am gonna get them started on all the packages. No idea how long that is going to take, but hopefully you will be getting these things sooner than later. I haven't forgotten about any of you, and I'm very appreciative of everything you all have done for me. From donating money, to supporting my passion, and for believing in me, it will never go unnoticed. Thank you again, and I hope this finds all of you well! I will update again soon.
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The final tour is over. Some pretty heavy emotional shows in Philly and NYC. I can't thank the guys in BANE enough for allowing me to be a part their final tour. When I got back to Los Angeles, the day after the New York show, I watched some of the footage over and over again, being very thankful that I got to capture such a passionate band. To see their tears, and the tears in their fans and friends eyes, the stage dives, the sing alongs, All the things that Aaron bedard had to say in between songs, these are all things that will live on forever. I also want to thank anyone who has helped me along the way, with setting up cameras, interviews, lighting, giving me and my friends a place to stay, Dave Bazow for driving me to each show, Ricky Cozzolino for editing little 15 second teasers for me to post. Thank you to everyone for the kind words, and for coming up and introducing yourselves at some of the shows. We still have two final shows left, and I have a bunch of interviews to get, all over the country. If you have some time to repost this gofundme, or donate, it would be greatly appreciated. There are some pretty great incentives up, and 3 VIP tickets to the final show remaining. I'm over $6,000 now, which is amazing. It's helped more than you will know.
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Jenni Stetz
19 months ago
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The most inspirational moment of my life, was during your last show in Denver. I stood in the front row for the entire set, and as I was singing along to calling hours; I started to cry. I realized that the energy in that room, at that exact moment, is something that most people never get to feel. At 33 years old, I had finally felt like I belonged somewhere. Bane is a very special group of individuals with the ability to inspire the soul. Your words have not only proved to be powerful for me, but also many others. I am so incredibly appreciative and excited for this documentary. Cheers ;)

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Joe Snook
13 months ago

Hey did anyone actually get their goods here? I haven't heard from Dan since August. He asked for my address and what color hoodie I wanted, but then I never received anything.

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Vincent Bouffard
36 months ago

I guy my name is vincent. I have old video a show a bane in montreal and pic. Constact me for yout interest

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BLAKE BUCKALEW
1 month ago

Thank you for all the hard work!

$125
Anonymous
6 months ago
RG
$10
Robby Gibson
6 months ago

Another small donation when I can. Very excited for the final product, especially after seeing all the blood, sweat, and tears.

ER
$100
Eric Rosenthal
9 months ago

This band and the music they've made means the world to me and has for years. They've gotten me through too many tough times and I still get the chills when I hear certain songs. I sincerely thank them from the bottom of my heart for being who they are.

SB
$800
shawn bailey
11 months ago

You guys got me through alot of hard times. Thank you forever

MR
$25
Matt Reed
11 months ago

Thanks for all the great times.. and thanks for carrying the Worcester music scene for so long! Your backs must hurt

Jenni Stetz
19 months ago
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1

The most inspirational moment of my life, was during your last show in Denver. I stood in the front row for the entire set, and as I was singing along to calling hours; I started to cry. I realized that the energy in that room, at that exact moment, is something that most people never get to feel. At 33 years old, I had finally felt like I belonged somewhere. Bane is a very special group of individuals with the ability to inspire the soul. Your words have not only proved to be powerful for me, but also many others. I am so incredibly appreciative and excited for this documentary. Cheers ;)

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Joe Snook
13 months ago

Hey did anyone actually get their goods here? I haven't heard from Dan since August. He asked for my address and what color hoodie I wanted, but then I never received anything.

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Vincent Bouffard
36 months ago

I guy my name is vincent. I have old video a show a bane in montreal and pic. Constact me for yout interest

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