Indiegogo Success “Miles Ahead” Premieres At the 53rd New York Film Festival

Miles Ahead

Over the weekend, The New York Film Festival ended on a high note with the premiere of Indiegogo success, Miles Ahead

Don CheadleAs previously reported, Academy-Award nominated actor Don Cheadle launched a campaign on the global crowdfunding platform for the featured film, which focus on a few day days and events in the life of Miles Davis, American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader and composer.

Cheadle stated:

“We are eager to get the word out about our film and to build a community of people who are just as excited as we are about a Miles Davis movie. While Miles used his horn to communicate and create ‘social music’ we are using social media and today’s online platforms to reach out to the music community, the film community and all people who are excited to see an explosive, cool music-filled movie.”


“Most studios don’t make these kinds of movies anymore, so we are doing it independently. I’m personally putting a big chunk of money into our budget as well as putting all my fees back in. But the extra money we hope to raise on Indiegogo will help us recreate the multiple time periods we’re dealing with and with the logistics of incorporating all the music. We are excited to get people talking about the movie early, raise awareness, and set into motion the groundswell of support we hope will continue through to the film’s release.”

Miles AheadMiles Ahead captured a grand total of $344,582, which went towards the production and creation of the film. Those who backed the campaign received various rewards, including tshirts, posters, DVDs and art books, advance screening with a red carpet and Q&A session, Associate Producer credits, set visits and lunch or a round of golf with Don Cheadle himself.

Check out the New York Film Festival’s trailer, which shows a small preview of Miles Ahead. 


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