Legendary Canadian “anti-star” Nash The Slash had a cult-like following and a sound like none other and now, there’s also a documentary about him.
Toronto / Ottawa-based filmmaking and production studio Side Three Media have launched a crowdfunding campaign in support of the 2019 release of ‘And You Thought You Were Normal: A Documentary Film About Nash The Slash’.
Through extensive interviews, archival footage and exclusive, rare imagery, audiences journey through Nash’s inimitable contribution to Canadian culture, including how and why this outsider artist commanded such strong international appeal, and why his work remains relevant to today’s new generation of music lovers.
The feature-length documentary tells “the universal story of an artistic struggle,” says Side Three Media of the mysterious musician who shared the stage with the likes of Iggy Pop, The Tubes, and Gary Numan; the doc features interviews with Numan, as well as Cameron Hawkins, Toronto’s Mike’s Music store owner and musician Michael Waite, Martin “Youth” Glover from UK band Killing Joke, and performance artist Danielle Dax. It “illustrates an artist who pursued his vision without compromise through his unwavering dedication to his gothic obsessions, punk aesthetic, and musical eccentricities.”
‘And You Thought You Were Normal’ comes to the screen with a handful of the country’s top storytelling and documentary talent. Co-directors Kevan Byrne and Tim Kowalski champion the film’s vision; Byrne is an indie arts scene veteran, having toured the world with his band King Cobb Steelie, and added to his extensive TV and film credits by editing the film. Kowalski, for his part, is a triple-threat in the same scene; a musician (Toronto’s The Mean), cinematographer, and director, he also produced the doc. Additional producer credits are extended to revered visual artist, rock star whisperer and project manager Leanne Davies for her experience with all things “weird, outrageous, and bizarre” on the project, and to Kevin McGowan for his dazzling storytelling forte, thanks to his creations in unique audio series’ for The Ottawa Citizen, Training magazine, Rabble.ca, and CBC.
The project’s crowdfunding campaign is live on Indiegogo now via igg.me/at/youwerenormal
‘And You Thought You Were Normal: A Documentary Film About Nash The Slash’ is set for release in 2019.