Coming in 2025
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.
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 locally on PBS in Northern California. 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