Dancing Flea-The Ukulele Craze-Documentary Film
Dancing Flea - The Ukulele Craze will be an exploratory documentary. We will follow along as our host travels across two continents to interview the young ukulele players inspiring this project. We will interview Pocketfox and Orla Gartland, two staples of the YouTube ukulele scene and we will also follow Honoka and Azita, two girls competing in the International Ukulele Festival which has been held in Hawaii for the past forty-five years. We will look for the motivating factors behind these young musicians love of the ukulele and the different means which they use to express this to the world.Locations for this film are projected to be: England- Home of the Ukulele Orchestra of the United Kingdom. Greenville, South Carolina- Locale of the high school contest California- Home of the Uke Shop. Hawaii- Home of the International Ukulele Festival, the largest and most prestigious festival of its kind in the world.
Our first trip takes us on a journey to California where we plan to film the Uke action taking place in several locations. We will be on the road talking to people in several cities from Atlanta to LA starting June 11, 2016. We will post stories here, on the facebook page at www.facebook.com/ukefilm, and Instagram at www.instagram.com/dancingflea along the way!
Then off to Hawaii in July where there is a huge annual Uke Convention!
Possibly a trip to England for a very special spin on things!
The Impact!Empowering Kids through Music. This Documentary can have a big impact on things. Bringing attention to this movement will get more people into playing. It will bring together people of all ages to empower themselves as individuals and as a group. It will also help in getting kids into playing an instrument that they can actually afford and enjoy for the rest of their lives. So many benefits to the community! I think we all can agree that music benefits everyone. It builds confidence like nothing else can. With your help, we can make a huge impact. We are proud to be partnered with VH1 Save the Music. There are several Perks offered here that benefit this great program!VH1 Save the Music Foundation The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a non-profit committed to ensuring that music instruction is a core component to a complete education. Since 1997, we have partnered with more than 1900 public schools in 231 school districts to give children the tools and confidence to excel in academics and in life. #PassTheNote and get involved at vh1savethemusic.org join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @vh1savethemusic.“Music has been a central inspiration to Dancing Flea and this is an excellent opportunity to rally with our community and raise essential funds in support of school music programs,” said Eric Baltazar, producer for Dancing Flea the Ukulele Craze documentary. “We are happy to support VH1 Save The Music and to give the gift of music to our next generation of leaders. It is imperative that we continue to increase awareness about the importance of music education.”
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