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.
BECOME A SUPPORTER
From March 6 – April 5, 2023 you can join the film’s official crowdfunding campaign to help fund production of the first feature documentary about Michael Hedges.
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
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)
Mischa 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, and an MBA from Dominican University of CA. He is the founder of TrimTab Media, where he leads the production of independent films and branded content for progressive companies and non-profit organizations.
(writer, co-director, producer)
Brendan 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.
“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
Become a sponsor
This film will be funded in part by Michael’s family, friends, 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.
Sponsorship packages range from $1,000-$75,000 and include various benefits. They are tax-deductible through our fiscal sponsor, the Stropes Foundation.
Choose Your Sponsorship Package
Review our available sponsorship packages and let us know which level you plan to contribute.
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
Executive Producers ($100,000+)
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Associate Producers ($50,000+)
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Contributing Producers ($25,000+)
Oracle Donors ($10,000+)
Jeff & Bina Titus
Magic Farmer Donors ($5,000+)
Enid Arts Council
Ragamuffin Donors ($1,000+)
Iliani Matisse & Anne Richards
Enid High School Class of ’72
Aaron Shearer Foundation
Joseph & Shirley Rayburn
Roger & Carolyn Lang
Chad Van Baalbergen
Matt Guthrie DeLange
Imaginary Road Records
Joseph & Shirley Rayburn
Scott & Christy Williams
Tony & Phyllis Leocha
Behind the Scenes
Updates & behind the scenes from the making of ORACLE – life and music of Michael Hedges
March 6 – April 5: Crowdfunding Campaign to fund production of Michael Hedges documentary
In March, we’re launching a 30-day crowdfunding campaign to fund production phase of ORACLE: the life & music of Michael Hedges
25 Years Since We Lost Michael
It’s been 25 years since we lost Michael. Not a day goes by that we don’t think of him. Here’s an update on the projects we’re working on to celebrate his life and music.
Filming the U.S. Guitar Orchestra in New York City
Behind-the-scenes filming the U.S. Guitar Orchestra rehearsing and performing “Because It’s There” by Michael Hedges.
David Crosby gives interview for Michael Hedges documentary
In May 2022, Mischa and Brendan Hedges completed an interview with David Crosby for the upcoming biographical documentary about Michael Hedges.
A Call for Sponsors
You’re invited to be among the first to contribute to Oracle, a documentary about the life and music of Michael Hedges.
An open letter Michael’s fans…
An open letter to friends, collaborators and fans of Michael Hedges, by Michael’s son Mischa