By Cynthia Reid | Shadow and Act April 23, 2011 at 3:48AM
Here's the trailer for music documentary Broke*, a film examining the music business and the artist ability to maintain a livelihood in it. It just premiered at this year's Nashville Film Festival and took home the "Special Jury Prize for Most Original Vision" Award.
The film stars up-and-coming hip hop musician Will Gray and spotlights his journey of making his first album. Gray also directed the project which includes appearances by John Legend, Kelly Clarkson and others.
Is it possible for an artist to break? Following on-the-verge artist Will Gray through the recording of his debut album (featuring production by Grammy Award-winning producer, T Bone Burnett). “Broke*” chronicles the stories of artists and executives searching for ways to thrive in the face of today’s music industry challenges. Featuring candid interviews with industry insiders and intimate profiles of some of the brightest emerging musical talent in the country, the film digs beneath the clichés and standard story-lines to reveal an industry struggling to find a new identity and an artist who’s simply trying to establish one. Featuring Kelly Clarkson, Bobby Bare Jr., Seth Godin, Chopmaster J (of Digital Underground), John Legend, Buddy Miller, Isaac Slade (of The Fray) and Don Was.