PublishedFri, 8 Oct 2021, 15:10
- Marc17 In The House follows 68-year-old Marc Gedansky and his fight to return to the dance floor.
John Barera is scoring a new, crowdfunded documentary.
Directed by David Walker, Marc17 In The House follows the beloved Boston legend 68-year-old Marc Gedansky, who Walker describes as the "elder statesman" of the city's house music scene. After undergoing hip replacement surgery during the pandemic, Gedansky was forced into isolation. The film documents his battle to return to the dance floor.
Barera's soundtrack will draw from a mix of new music and the two albums—Wild Going Forward and The John Barera LP—he recently released via his Cross Street Music label.
"Marc has been a sort of father figure to me through the years, always to the first person on the dance floor at my gigs," Barera told Resident Advisor. "He always felt like he was one of my biggest fans and number one supporter. I was never DJing to no one when doors opened at the club, Marc would be the first person there, always freaking the speakers. A great guy just living life through dance and living on the dance floor. I always saw a lot of myself in him in a way."
A crowdfunder has been set up to raise funds to finish the film, pay for post-production and submit it to festivals. The $15,000 goal has almost been reached.
Donate here, and watch the trailer, which features a new track by Barera called "A Lot Of Illusions."