All Access – Music in the Cruz is a labor of love for longtime Santa Cruz music photographer, Michèle Benson. Her heartfelt goal for the past four years, to bring six decades of musical history to the forefront has garnered over 200 interviews.
Personally funding the project to date she has been a one woman production company; focusing her cameras on each of these musical talents, allowing them to tell their journey in their own words; hence sharing the evolution of music in their careers and in Santa Cruz.
Following in the footsteps of her early historical documentary, ‘The Catalyst’, which Michèle wrote, filmed and directed, showcasing 40 years of music at a venue that began as a bohemian coffeehouse in the 1960’s and grew into a world-renowned live music mecca. ‘The Catalyst’ film, was a critically acclaimed success going on to earn three Laurel Awards-NEFBA, whilst touring the film festivals.
The filming now complete we are seeking support for ‘finishing funds’ for the feature documentary, ‘All Access; Music in the Cruz’, the final editing, the creation of an online ‘living library’ of the All Access Film Archives, a premiere showing in Santa Cruz and marketing of the film to the global film festival circuit. Our goal is its release by late fall 2022.
Through your generous contributions we can complete this quest to share the storied lives of the musicians, luthiers, venues, hi-tech inventors, promoters, engineers, that have touched the world and crafted the music in Santa Cruz. Your gift will make ‘you’ a co-creator in this historical film coming to fruition and we will make sure you are acknowledged in the All Access film credits and on the All Access film website.
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