Kickstart New England: Who Is Lydia Loveless?
Written by Casey Stirling | Posted by: Anonymous
Who is Lydia Loveless? That’s the question director Gorman Bechard hopes to answer in his upcoming documentary. Twenty-three year old singer-songwriter Lydia Loveless, raised in Ohio, received much acclaim for her 2014 album Somewhere Else. Who Is Lydia Loveless? will follow her as she tours and performs, records in the studio with her band, and shares details of her life and work in interviews.
Director Gorman Bechard has directed several films, including Color Me Obsessed: A Film About the Replacements and the Archers of Loaf concert documentary What Did You Expect? He explains on the film’s Kickstarter page that “After three rock docs about three iconic and legendary groups, I wanted to focus on someone up and coming in the music industry. Someone who combined the rock and roll spirit with great song writing and personality.” He found that figure in Lydia Loveless, who has received praise from publications including SPIN, Paste Magazine, and Rolling Stone: “As soon as I saw Lydia play live for the first time, I knew who that would be.”
Connecticut-based What Were We Thinking Films is producing Who Is Lydia Loveless? The goal is to raise $27,500 through Kickstarter by March 18th. Donations will help fund travel expenses, rights to music and archival footage, festival submission fees, and more. Read more about Lydia Loveless and the filmmakers, watch a short video, and make a donation at the Kickstarter page.