DETROIT (WWJ) – A native Detroit filmmaker has vowed to continue working on his documentary about the city’s electronic music scene —even after camera and audio equipment were stolen from his car.
Now the Awesome Foundation of Detroit is donating $1,000 to help Kristian Hill keep his project going.
Hill says he’s been encouraged by the response from Detroiters since word got out that he lost $8,500 worth of equipment to robbers who busted into his vehicle as it was parked near Eastern Market.
Marshelle Montgomery of the Awesome Foundation is calling on others to donate to Hill so he can finish work on the film, called “Electric Roots: The Detroit Sound Project.” A rough cut of the film was shown recently at the 67th annual Cannes (CON) Film Festival.
“We really thought this was a great project,” Montgomery told WWJ’s Greg Bowman. “He was really excited to hear the news — really, really excited that, you know, Detroit has gotten behind this project…just very humbled.”
“We really thought this was a great project,” she said. “Electronic music is something that started in Detroit, has a history in Detroit, and has spread around the world; and we really wanna get behind it just as Detroiter to see it grow and see it flourish. And we want to support Kristian Hill as a filmmaker in his future endeavors as well.”