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CROWD-FUNDING CAMPAIGN IS REIGNITED FOR INSPIRATIONAL FILM
‘LOUDER THAN ROCK’ FEATURING GUITAR LEGEND CALEB QUAYE
The unreleased film already earned a nod for ‘Best Pilot’ at the
7th Annual New Media Film Festival following its world premiere
LOS ANGELES -- GloRoc Productions is reigniting a dynamic crowd-funding campaign for the completion of “Louder Than Rock,” a poignant feature film surrounding the inspirational story of guitar legend Caleb Quaye. To help finish the film in 2016, fans are encouraged to lend their support by visiting www.gofundme.com/voicelouderthanr-r.
Quaye’s resume includes performances and/or work with music icons including Elton John, Hall & Oates, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed and was called the “best guitar player in the world” by Eric Clapton.
The pilot for the unreleased film earned top honors in the Best Pilot category at the 7th Annual New Media Film Festival (www.newmediafilmfestival.com), where the clip made its world premiere on June 7 in Los Angeles. The official trailer for the film can be viewed on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APXuAmDHBqQ.
“Louder Than Rock” is produced and directed by Valerie J. Tucker of GloRoc Productions, former Producer of FOX 11 LA's multi Emmy-Award winning Black history series "Songs of Our Success.”
Based on his popular 2006 autobiography “A Voice Louder Than Rock & Roll,” co-written by Dale A. Berryhill, the film exposes Quaye’s quintessential music industry experiences of “sex, drugs and rock and roll”, before ultimately reaching the Fatherless with a message of hope and reconciliation. The story has inherent appeal to music fans and faith-based audiences alike.
The profound ‘rockumentary’ features interviews with influential music greats including
Daryl Hall (Hall & Oates), Grammy-Award winner Paul Buckmaster, Davey
Johnstone (former Elton John guitarist), Chester Thompson (Genesis drummer),
Steve Brown (producer for Elton John), Stuart Epps (produced for Elton John, Led
Zeppelin, Robbie Williams, Oasis), Clive Franks (sound engineer), blues guitarist
Buddy Davis, "The Professor" Richard Yarborough, and Ed King of Lynyrd Skynyrd who wrote the classic song "Sweet Home Alabama" based off Quaye's authentic guitar playing.
In 1975, Quaye reunited with Elton John for the “Captain Fantastic Tour” and “Rock of
The Westies” tour. After Sir Elton dissolved the band, Quaye went on to tour with Hall & Oates. On his 30th birthday during this time in 1978, after a performance in Atlanta, Quaye heard “The Voice” for the first time.
In the film he explains how his good friend Chester Thompson, drummer for Genesis and a devout Christian, often invited him to church and he would always decline. However all that changed on Easter Sunday in 1982 when Quaye, at his lowest point, received a call from Thompson and he again invited Quaye to church. Quaye agreed, went to service that day at Church On The Way in Van Nuys, Calif., and heard “The Voice” yet again. Quaye knew he was Saved that day and never looked back. He left the rock world and began his education becoming an ordained minister and musical worship leader in the International Church of The Foursquare Gospel (where he was first baptized). He soon began traveling and speaking throughout the world. Thirty two years later he returned to oversee the worship ministries at the same church where he was first baptized.
The film is a spirited chronicle of a great rock and roller working and touring with legends, but also offers through his story, a message of hope and reconciliation. Quaye believes that in today’s world, where there is an abundance of misinformation and confusion, people should hear a story of hope – and through his faith, there lies hope in Christ.
For more information, to arrange an interview or become involved with the project, please contact Chrissy Sutphin at Chrissy@caspublicrelations.com.