Acoustic Uprising is a grass roots story. The story of a community coming together to fund a film around a shared passion. To tell their story and to celebrate the guitar lifestyle. The film was shot in 10 countries; interviewed 100s of academics, performers and fans; and is the result of 3 years of nurturing an authentic relationship with the FingerStyle community.
With the Acoustic, I AM THE BAND
– Tommy Emmanuel
The movie looks at the innovative approach to acoustic guitar known as FingerStyle. Recently this style has risen to prominence on Youtube and social media, startling and delighting millions due to it’s mesmerising manipulation of the ubiquitous acoustic guitar. Through the viral nature of Youtube and the transcendent nature of their music— FingerStyle has ignited a guitar community like no other. A community of guitarists who share a passion for pushing the boundaries of the instrument and themselves to ever greater heights.
Acoustic Uprising features interviews with internationally renowned artists like Tommy Emmanuel, Kaki King, Newton Faulkner, Sungha Jung and Andy McKee.
The Definitive Story of Modern Acoustic Guitar
In production for 3 years and funded on Kickstarter.com - the Acoustic Uprising is the definitive story of the evolution of solo acoustic guitar into the vibrant movement we see today online and around the globe.
The movie features many of todays innovators and looks back on many of the pioneers of the acoustic guitars' past.
WORLD TOUR CONTINUES THROUGH 2017
Leading up to the release Acoustic Uprising is screening around the world. Check the events page for more info on a screening near you.
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