Indie Rock Opera From Local New York Band

Indie Rock Opera From Local New York Band

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Local New York band, Fairytales for the Fatherless, along with filmmakers Danny Ward and Luke Tedaldi, are in pre-production on the perfect merger of indie film and indie music – a rock opera to be told in 12 parts and scored by the band’s debut album, both of which will be released this fall/winter.

“I’ve done records in big studios and it comes back sounding like a record made in a big studio,” said Paul Weinfield (lead guitar, vocals, songwriter), “one of the interesting things about this project is it’s completely home-grown.” Danny Musengo (lead vocals, songwriter, guitar) adds, “We’re using what we’ve got. And that’s a lot of brilliant people around us.”

With huge support from their community as well as sponsorships from local businesses such as Aita, Parish, Rockwood and more, Danny, Danny and Paul have been able to remain true to their vision and belief that great art doesn’t need a big budget to be seen, heard and felt.

On Monday, April 25th, an IndieGoGo page was launched to raise $15,000 to completely finance the feature-length rock opera film as well as the completion of the album. They will begin filming July 1 in and throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Coney Island. The story follows a young boy wakes five years older than he’d been the night before and embarks on a hero’s journey to find his father and discover who he is. In each of the 12 chapters, as the boy travels to and throughout New York City, he encounters a fairytale different character that helps him on his quest of self-discovery.

Fairytales for the Fatherless are staples at New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall, Mercury Lounge, The Knitting Room, Littlefield, and more. Danny Musengo also writes, plays and sings with The Ludlow Thieves. And, recently, both Danny and Paul played and sang on “Gone Gone Beyond” with David Block (aka The Human Experience). Filmmaker Danny Ward is a long-time veteran of low-budget filmmaking and great friend of the band. He recently directed The Werewolf Hunter, a short film; the award-nominated web-series Living Thru The Lens; sitcom pilot, Highlighters; and is in pre-production on the upcoming feature film, Cleveland., which was recently listed as one of IndieWire’s 32 films they can’t wait to see at Sundance. Danny is joined by cinematographer Luke Tedladi, a veteran of the music video scene, having worked with Akon, Asher Roth, Ludlow Thieves and more.

Fairytales for the Fatherless Social Links @FairytalesF

Co-Writer and Starring: Danny Musengo @ludlowtheives 

Co-Writer and Starring: Paul Weinfield @tamlinmusic 

Co-Writer and Director: Danny Ward @clevelandmovie @ddubbers

Cinematographer: Luke Tedaldi @luketedaldi

Executive Producer: Kris De Meester

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