Thursday, January 28, 2010


Backstage is the story of guitarist and producer LOUIE SHELTON, who after 5 decades of world class recordings and numerous multi platinum albums is now being publically recognized and inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame.

Backstage opens with Louis Shelton’s induction into the Musicians Hall of Fame, the curator and director introduce Louie as he is about to receive his award and as his guitar is placed into the Hall of Game. In this manner, the audience gains insight into the silent hero figure that has remained in the background for decades in a field where being in the spotlight is the burning ambition.

Backstage takes the audience on a journey behind the scenes of the music scene. It portrays Louis contribution on famous songs and gives an account of how these songs were written and composed. Account of how musical elements were created are accompanied by visuals of places relating to the song.

Musicians recall and elaborate on their collaboration with Louie using famous songs of that area as a trigger and (remember device) creating memorable moments on the film for the audience, as well as a background history to the song itself.

Backstage shows Louie Shelton as a character of great talent that always was highly respected by his colleagues, who, chose to stay in the background of the music scene.

Backstage explores Louis ability to adapt and adjust to the many various genres and styles of music and succeed in them all. Whatever he touched turned gold or platinum.

It’s a piece on the personal journey of the artist through the history of music, the creative process behind a successful song and the musical landscape itself from the 1950’s to today.

The man who played and recorded with artists such as Marvin Gaye and John Lennon, presents a fascinating story which in an industry known for excesses is a refreshing story to tell.

Set in various locations across the US and Australia, the perspective is backstage and behind the scenes and this will supported by the induction into Musicians Hall of Fame which adds to the historical and chronological sequence of events.

Backstage captures Louie’s musical journey and how he has recorded with much of the musical greats of the 2nd half of the 20th century.

Louie’s career is of significant interest to the music enthusiast and reaches abroader audience with interviews which include key artists that Louie has recorded with or produced such as Seals and Crofts, Lionel Ritchie, Quincy Jones, Boz Scaggs, Art Garfunkell, and more.

Film Style
Louie Shelton presents as an unassuming, modest artist living quietly on the Gold Coast and continuing to perform and record on projects which are of appeal to him. It is possible to see him perform from time to time in small venues. With a little luck one could stumble onto a performance of one of music’s greats in downtown Brisbane or another location.

Interviews with artists and performers chatting in an informal interview format, the music industry at the time that the recordings occurred and Louie’s role in the music.

Locations will include, LA, Nashville and Tamworth, with interviews occuring in a number of settings.

Backstage story will be supported with historical footage and music of performances and recordings of the key artists as well.

Backstage will show some original never seen before footage from the 1960’s.

Impromptu material that may occur as a result of the filming.

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