Local H Offering Fan-Funded Concert Film for Sale to Help Former Drummer
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:45:53
Local H announced they are offering a fan-funded concert film for sale, with all proceeds going to former drummer, Brian St. Clair, who revealed earlier this year that he was undergoing treatment for prostate cancer.
Here are all the details.
The film, titled Exit Stage Right, was shot during St. Clair's final show with Local H in October 2013 at H.O.M.E., a venue in suburban Chicago.
The film was fan-funded to begin with and now it's being utilized as a tool to support the former skinsman.
The film is available with a minimum suggested donation of $10 at http://localh.vhx.tv.
The trailer is below.
St. Clair announced he was leaving Local H last fall to pursue other opportunities with his tour management company, Tour Time Productions; he has worked with Cheap Trick for many years. He left the band months before his shocking cancer diagnosis.
Along with the news that St. Clair was leaving, the band also announced a farewell tour so longtime fans would get the chance to say goodbye and see him play with Local H one more time.
Almost immediately, loyal fans began working on a way to put together a high quality keepsake of St. Clair's time with the band. With the band's blessing, but completely on their own, they contacted Bailout Pictures, whose owners are also fans of Local H, and worked out a plan to make it happen.
Fans who chipped in for the film would get a high-quality copy with no plans to make it more widely available, making it extra special for those die-hard fans. Those who contributed money to the making of the film are all credited as producers of Exit Stage Right.
As word of St. Clair's illness got around, fans began to discuss a way to help defray the costs of his cancer treatment. Bailout Pictures finished editing the concert film right around the same time and it was obvious to all involved that they should use the film to raise money to support St. Clair, who has health insurance and is still working as much as he can, but is burdened by co-pays, deductibles and missing work due to his treatments.
"I have little interest in watching or listening to myself perform, so live recordings are usually strictly 'for the fans,'" says Local H frontman Scott Lucas. "But this is on a whole different level. They took it upon themselves to document Brian's last show and, I gotta say, they did a much better job than we ever could have. And though I've never really cared for the term 'fan'- in this instance, it really does them a disservice. They're producers. My hat is off to them. And, then they decide to use what they did as a way to help Brian?!? They're not fans. They're fucking family."
St. Clair is humbled by the band's and fans' generosity. "I'm more than happy with the way the film came out. That the fans cared enough to do this, that it came out as well as it did, it means a lot. And, then together with Scott to offer it up in this way is really pretty amazing. I'm beyond grateful," declared St. Clair.
Fans = family! We are totally impressed by how the Local H faithful assembled and made shit happen. Also, we send our best out to St. Clair as he battles cancer, and we suggest you watch the film for $10 to help him out!
Thoughts and prayers!!
Did you donate and watch?