Fans of indie horror and literature have known the name Staci Layne Wilson for years; in addition to writing, directing, and spearheading genre flicks like Cabaret of the Dead and Valentine DayZ, she’s a bestselling biographer and novelist.
Now, she’s taking a break from horror to produce a documentary that’s very close to her heart: The Ventures: Stars on Guitars will document the band founded by Wilson’s father, Don Wilson. She’s recently launched a GoGetFunding page in order to get the project moving full speed ahead on all cylinders!
“Started by Don Wilson and Bob Bogle in 1959, The Ventures went from humble beginnings in Tacoma, WA., to worldwide chart-topping highs and inductees into the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as the #1 Bestselling Instrumental Rock Group of all time. Their hits include: Walk, Don’t Run; Hawaii 5-0; Pipeline; Wipeout; Perfidia, and many, many other memorable tunes.
“How did they do it, and what keeps them going as they celebrate their 60th year? Who among your favorite bands have they influenced, and what are some of the most surprising facts about The Ventures? In this family-made film, a true labor of love and passion project, you will learn the answers to all those questions—and more.”
To learn more about The Ventures: Stars on Guitars and donate to the cause (if you are so inclined), check out the documentary’s campaign page, HERE.