Well if you dream then dream out loud, -U2, Always
“Dream Out Loud” - Final Requests to finish the film.
“Dream Out Loud” tells the story of the relationship between U2 and their fans - a relationship that spans more than 40 years. The film includes testimony and heartfelt stories and experiences from Bono and 200 U2 fans ranging in age from 12-74 and representing 25 nations.
Dream Out Loud is not a typical fan film. It was produced, shot and edited by professional filmmakers, who happen to be lifelong U2 fans, with the goal of sharing this amazing story with the widest audience possible.
To document this relationship, 3 points of view are required:
Third-party witnesses (management, crew, DJs, and other contemporaries)
To complete this film, we need to insert a few soundbites from management, crew, and Edge.
We urge you to fully realize the historic nature of this film. A relationship like this has never, and will never, happen again in music history. “Dream Out Loud” is special because it does not just answer the who, what, when and where of this story; It details why. Why was this relationship so special?
In considering these requests, please understand the responsibility we feel to the band (who has shown us immense kindness and support throughout this project), fans around the world, and music history. It is important to share the impact U2 has had on the world, which reaches far beyond their music and previously documented facts. Just like the band, sometimes a project comes along that demands an exception to the normal rules. “Dream Out Loud” is that exception. With this in mind, please review the information below and help us complete this story to its full potential. Thank you.
The Early Days
Interviews requested with Edge and Principle Management (Paul McGuiness, Sheila Roche and/or Keryn Kaplan).
Soundbite(s) needed to illuminate any early strategy in building a strong and loyal fanbase, along with a personal recollection of the budding relationship between the band and the fans.
Fanclub and Tickets Excerpt
Interview requested with U2 World Service/Propaganda (Martin Wroe)
Soundbite(s) needed to explore the grass-roots growth of the magazine, the penpal section, and the overall goal of the fan club. How did it help nurture the relationship between the band and the fans?
Interview requested with Principle Management (Paul McGuiness, Sheila Roche and/or Keryn Kaplan) and or Edge.
Soundbite(s) about the decision to make the best tickets available to fan club members first, which resulted in extremely loyal and lifelong fans.
Social Justice Excerpt
Interview requested with Edge (who was going to talk with us on the day we interviewed Bono, but complications with the band’s schedule interfered).
Soundbite(s) regarding the launch of Music Rising and Edge’s personal feelings about seeing fans wearing Music Rising shirts at shows. How did the incredible support from U2 fans help Music Rising, and how did it make him feel?
Crew Reference Excerpt
Interview requested with Dallas Schoo (who has told us multiple times he wants to participate in the film) and Joe O’Herlihy.
Soundbite(s) with their perspective of how this relationship has grown, and why it has always been important to them to interact and take photos with the fans throughout the years. There are many stories of the crew’s incredible kindness, and their point of view as to why they do this is crucial element of the film.