The idea to create a mentoring documentary to both honor veteran artists and create a mentoring tool started brewing during the past 5 years while interviewing artists on my TV show, Seeds.  Each time I sat down with a Pioneer Artist, I found myself hanging on every word and thinking, "What depth they have as artists and human beings!  So many people would benefit from listening to their hearts!"

 I felt my soul drinking something I wanted to share with the Body of Christ.  

So I began by interviewing my young, indie artist friends.  I called them up and began with my infamous line (~they're used to me), "Hey, I have this idea!"  I told them to ask questions on five topics:

Solo Artists, Songwriting, Worship, Business, and  Family. 

We filmed in coffeeshops and studios and churches after worship practice and kitchen tables.  I told them to be honest.   Really honest.  And they were.

Then I typed up those questions, packed my bags, and  met with  artists who have been in music ministry anywhere from 20 to 40 years.  I traveled from Georgia to Kansas, the Colorado Rockies to an Oklahoma ranch; Indiana farm land to suburban Nashville and drove through a Wisconsin snow storm.  I didn't have a huge budget, just passion and a fervent faith that God would make the pieces come together.   I told each of the veteran artists the same thing: be honest, be yourself.  We prayed each time that God's anointing would bring thoughts and stories to mind.  The result is a film that I am tremendously passionate about and excited to share you!

May it encourage and inspire you!

God Bless,

Rebecca

Producer/Videographer/Artist

www.RebeccaFriedlander.com

    Rebecca Friedlander is an independent artist, videographer, and worship leader.   She hosts SeedsTV show, and speaks and sings using her potter's wheel as a teaching tool.   "Pioneers" is her second documentary..

~"Pioneers" is due to release on DVD in July 2013 as a 90 minute documentary, and 3+ hour  6 part mentoring series

~Features: interviews with 11 veteran artists and 4 veteran manager/marketing specialists, and 7 new music videos of their songs.   Also featuring a newly released song from Melody Green (wife of Keith Green) performed by a young artist. 

~Check back soon to order!

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