the Michael Hedges documentary

Coming in 2024

A feature documentary about the life and music of Michael Hedges

The eldest son of Midwestern musicians/educators, Michael Hedges was a young musical prodigy – with an emerging talent that would take him from small-town Oklahoma to Baltimore’s Peabody Conservatory,
and Carnegie Hall.

Mostly known as a once-in-a-generation force that would revolutionize the acoustic guitar, perhaps Michael’s truest story and lasting legacy is that of an important twentieth-century composer. 

A production of TrimTab Media

Oracle Film poster - photo by Kim Stringfellow

The film will include:

  • Intimate interviews with Michael’s family, friends, collaborators, mentors, and music journalists
  • A wealth of archival materials/footage (Red Rocks, Wolf Trap, A&M Studios, Billboard Live)
  • Bootlegs, home movies, never-before-seen interviews and backstage moments with Michael
  • Fully restored and digitally-enhanced footage from Michael’s dazzling performances

Like so many artists who leave too early, there is an enduring power to their story – lending a timelessness to their work available to those lucky enough to discover it. This film will take our audience on such a journey…one that begins, and never ends, with the life and music of Michael Hedges.

TrimTab Media is an award-winning production company founded by Michael’s son, Mischa. The filmmaking team will produce this project with support from an executive producer and project advisors in the music and film industries.

Mischa Hedges (Michael’s son)
Brendan Hedges (Michael’s brother)

More About TrimTab Media

Mischa Hedges is an award-winning documentary producer, director and editor (Seeker of Truth, Of The Sea, Women’s March). He holds a B.A. in Film Production from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film, and an MBA from Dominican University. He is the founder of TrimTab Media, where he leads the production of independent films and video content for progressive brands and non-profit organizations.

More About Mischa

Brendan Hedges is a graduate of the University of Southern California, and a current member of the Writers Guild of America West. His documentary work (Remember the Sultana, Yosemite: A Day Within Days, Learning Never Ends) has appeared in film festivals, and aired on PBS. He was mentored by Emmy-winning director-producer Peter Tewksbury.

More About Brendan

“We’ll bring a high degree of creativity and bravura to the story, in keeping with Michael’s artistic standard. We want to make a film that reveals, startles, and inspires the audience.

Our vision is to craft and present this story with a high level of quality and artistic integrity. Thanks so much for supporting this project.”

– Brendan Hedges & Mischa Hedges

Support The Film

This film will be funded in part by Michael’s fans, angel donors, business sponsors and grant funding.

A multi-year project of this magnitude will require a significant investment in a highly-talented filmmaking team, extensive footage/music licensing fees, and state-of-the-art restoration of archival materials. We’re accepting initial contributions up to $1,000 (non tax-deductible) through the link below.

For larger, tax-deductible contributions, please review our sponsorship materials below.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship packages range from $1,000-$75,000 and include various benefits. They are tax-deductible through our fiscal sponsor, the Stropes Foundation.

Review our available sponsorship packages and let us know if you’re interested in becoming a sponsor of the film.

Or by check

Write a check to “Stropes Foundation, Inc” with “Oracle Documentary” in the memo and mail to: 

Stropes Foundation, Inc.
1132 Lake Avenue
Racine, WI 53403


Behind the Scenes

Updates & behind the scenes from the making of ORACLE – life and music of Michael Hedges

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