A Roger Sherman Film

 

“Nothing is more beautiful
Than the sound of a guitar
Except maybe two.” 
                  –Frederic Chopin

 

Miley Cyrus lying on dozens of guitar cases

“This is what a guitar collecting addict looks like.” 
–Miley Cyrus

The sound of a guitar is unlike that of any other instrument. Just a few notes can illuminate our thoughts, lighten – or sadden – our hearts, and move us profoundly. Heavenly acoustic fingerpicking or a driving electric solo, a heart-ching blues riff, a classical melody, or a flamingo beat can transport us to places we know so well and to new ones we’ve never imagined. The song of a guitar can soften the edges of a bad day, make us laugh or make us cry. Guitars themselves are such treasured works of art, collected by many passionate people who don’t even know how to play them.

The artists who compose on them, the collectors who prize them, the fans who never stop listening to them, and the artisans who are obsessed with making the finest instruments, all are Guitar Crazy. These artists and artisans are the heart of the unique, seductive, often unknown world we will illuminate in our documentary series about the art and magic of one of the most popular instruments in the world.

We plan to include some of world’s finest and most famous guitarists who will play for us and share their love of the instrument they cherish. They may include Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, Bill Frisell, Taylor Swift, Keb Mo, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Chris Stapleton, Miley Cyrus, Ana Vidovic, Ed Sheeran, Brittany Howard, St. Vincent, Nick Jonas, John Mayer, Gary Clark Jr., Jack White. We think they’ll be as excited to talk about their life as guitarists, as we are to learn from them.

RRoseanne Cash holding her guitar
Keb Mo playing the Gibson Keb Mo Bluesmasterguitar
St Vincent playing an orange electric guitar wearing matching orange mini-dress and long gloves
Jackson Browne holding his guitar
Jackson Browne holding his guitar
Ferguson fingerboard
Brittany Howard wailing on her guitar and singing her heart out
Master luthier Ren Ferguson portrait
Ed Sheeran eyes closed, playing guitar, singing
Gary Clark Jr playing guitar

“I love you baby
But not like I love my guitar
No
Not like I love my guitar
Oh, listen
Turn it up!”
                              –Prince

Guitar Crazy is a production of Florentine Films/Sherman Pictures
Director: Roger Sherman
Producers: Roger Sherman, Andrew Mer, Martha Ferguson

The film is in the development stage.