He made some of the most life-enriching and deeply thoughtful music in his all too short existence. Following his tragic passing in 2009, much loved singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt is set to be the subject of a new documentary film. The flick, entitled Vic Chesnutt - It Is What It Is and will be made in association with Saskatoon's Plan9films with R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe (Chesnutt’s close friend) serving as executive producer.
While details are few, REMHQ announced that the film will feature concert footage from Chesnutt's 2009 Canadian tour, his last. The outing included dates in Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Victoria, and saw Chesnutt performing with various members of Thee Silver Mt. Zion and Fugazi.
Stipe spoke warmly of his friend via REMHQ:
"Vic was one of the landmark artists and writers of our time," said Michael. "The opportunity to extend his particular brilliance to a wider audience was the impetus to jump onboard this project."More information and updates on the film can be found here.