[update--The kickstarter launch is postponed to July 4]
New Orleans, La.—Elephant Quilt Productions is launching a Kickstarter campaign in support of “The Shed” (working title), a documentary film about The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint, the beloved family-run BBQ phenomenon in Ocean Springs, Miss., which burned to the ground Feb. 12, 2012 after ten years in business.
The film will share the story of the quirky and charismatic Orrison clan as they work together to rebuild this local institution, which began as a literal shack and grew into a favorite destination for the Ocean Springs community and beyond.
The Kickstarter campaign will launch June 27 and seek to raise $80,000 in just 35 days, hoping to draw on the outpouring of support for the restaurant both before and in response to the recent fire. “It’s not just our family,” founder Brad Orrison says of what makes The Shed so special. “Really this place was built from everyone else that comes in and experiences it.”
“The money we raise through Kickstarter will allow us to share the story of this amazing family,” says producer and director Jason Rhein of Elephant Quilt. “They created The Shed from next to nothing. Through hard work and their incredible warmth and hospitality, it grew into a place where people came from miles around to enjoy great food and music and be part of The Shed community. Now the family has watched it all disappear overnight, but they’re determined to recreate what was lost. We’re just glad to be part of it and to share their story with the world.”Read more