Def Leppard’s Joe Elliot starts campaign to fund movie

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Joe Elliot, frontman with globe-conquering Sheffield rock band Def Leppard, has begun a crowdfunding campaign to make a movie.

The Bridge will tell the story of a smalltown rock musician who has to decide between life or self destruction. Bobby Field, the man behind award-winning comedy Guy In Row Five, is in the Director’s chair.

As well as Elliot himself, cast and crew include Pixies guitarist Joey Santiago, Twisted Sister’s Eddie Ojeda, Sin Quirin and Al Jourgensen of Ministry and Ricky Warwick of Black Star Riders.

Says Elliot: “I think you should get involved. There are some brilliant people working in front of the camera and behind the camera.”

A wide variety of incentives are available to those who contribute to the campaign, including the opportunity to have Joey Santiago cook you dinner. Some of the funds pledged will also be given to the Fender Music Foundation charity.

“Your contribution is going to mean a lot to keep the integrity of this film and the vision of the artist,” says Santiago.

The Bridge is described as being about “the rise of small town music prodigy, Luke Weaver, who faces the decision to choose life or continue down his steadfast path to self-destruction. Suffocating in small town monotony, and going nowhere fast, Luke watches his hometown band – and life as he knows it – crumble, when his best friend and bandmate decides to moves on.”

You can find out more about the campaign, the movie and pledge funds via the project’s Indiegogo website.

You can also watch Joe Elliot’s official campaign video below:

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