Credit: Songwriter, Musician, Producer (Music), Executive Producer (Film)
Gardening, Not Architecture, born in the deep winter of 2003 in Wisconsin, is the brain child of Sarah Saturday. It was never supposed to be more than a few recorded demos. The project wouldn’t be named until 2007, and wouldn’t see its first live performance until 2009, only after pressure from friends and fans to release more songs and start playing shows. Since then, Sarah has played over 200 shows as Gardening, Not Architecture; toured the United States and Canada multiple times as a solo act; self-released two full-length albums; had her music featured in television shows, online videos, and feature films; and is currently venturing into the world of independent film, composing her first film score for "Superpowerless," and releasing a three-part film for her upcoming album, "Fossils," which is due out in July 2015.
Photo by Danielle Shields
Credit: Producer (Film)
Jennifer Bonior is a producer in Nashville who made a name for herself developing award-winning commercials, music videos, and short & feature films. She has also written/directed several shorts that have screened across the world. While she’s worked in several different genres, she takes the most joy out of stories that blend the endearing with the macabre. She is a co-founder of Untrademarked Productions under which she released her first feature length film, Worm, to critical praise in 2014.
Photo by Brinn Daniels
Credit: Director (Part One)
Motke Dapp is an award winning filmmaker who has tackled a multitude of short films, a feature film, as well as numerous commercials, corporate videos, and music videos. Motke uses his degree in creative writing as well as his years of graphic design experience to help craft visually beautiful stories in a variety of capacities.
Credit: Director (Part Two)
Jonathan Rogers grew up in Kentucky and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, after high school, spending most of his time as a member of the band Hotpipes. They released four albums and have been featured on AMC, the NFL Channel, the shows Gossip Girl and Vampire Diaries. He attended Watkins College of Art & Design in Nashville and currently works as a Director and Editor for music videos, film, commercials, and whatever else he can get his hands on. Jonathan’s work has been described as visually striking and coated with a compelling layer of surrealism. He has recently worked on ads for Chevrolet, Dove, Equinox, and more.
Photo by Rachel Briggs
Credit: Director (Part Three)
Dycee Jordan Dylan Wildman is a graduate of Hampshire College, in Amherst MA. Born and raised in Nashville TN she has returned to her roots, after a brief stint in the big apple, to foster filmmaking and the growing arts scene in a city that she loves. Growing up in the South she developed an aesthetic sense that is derived from the natural world, but her interests skew consistently to the grisly. Wildman has made a name for herself collaborating with local musicians and artists to create unusual and exciting music videos, animations, and short films. When she isn't making her own work, she helps run and curate monthly movie events Grassy Knoll Movie Nights and Salute Your Shorts Night.
Photo by CK Photo
Credit: Recording Engineer, Mixing Producer
Photo by Danielle Shields
Bryan Feece is an independent drummer and artist based in Nashville, TN. Known as a solid and steady drummer with a healthy appetite for danceable rhythms, he has been a part of the local music scene since 2007, playing with a number of artists. Bryan joined Gardening, Not Architecture's live band in 2013, and recorded drums for the upcoming album. He also plays with Nashville’s dance rock outfit The Future.
Photo by Danielle Shields
Jackson Parsons was born and raised in New Orleans and was interested in music from an early age. After picking up guitar when he was 11, he quickly became obsessed, and devoted all of his free time to practicing. Jackson is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with degrees in Songwriting and Performance, and his influences include Johnny Marr, Nels Cline, Wayne Shorter, Jeff Beck, Robert Johnson and Claude Debussy. He moved to Nashville in 2013 and joined Gardening, Not Architecture's live band shortly thereafter, playing guitar and keys. Jackson recorded lead guitar for the upcoming album.
Photo by Danielle Shields
Rachel Tolbert is a multifaceted choreographer and dancer specializing in the styles of jazz, jazz funk, hip hop, contemporary and musical theater. After receiving her B.F.A. in Theatre and Dance from Middle Tennessee State University, Rachel continued her professional career in sunny Los Angeles. There, she received a work study scholarship at the Millennium Dance Complex, trained under top-level choreographers, and worked as an Assistant Choreographer and Show Director for Stiletto Entertainment. She has performed for DreamWorks, Holland America Line cruise ships, NCAA Final Four, AT&T and for artists such as Hunter Hayes, Blake Shelton, and many more. She has also performed as a dancer on ABCís hit show ìNashvilleî. Currently, Rachel is the Associate Director of Dance for the Ensworth School located here in Nashville. She also performs with the Nashville-based contemporary dance company, Numinous Flux, directed by Laura Valentine. Rachel's motto is "Do what you love, and move the world."
Credit: Prop Artist
L. A. Bachman lives and works in Nashville, TN, where she is represented by the Rymer Gallery. Since receiving her BFA from Belmont University in 2006, Bachman has kept in touch with the collaborative aspect of art making. Bachman has worked with museums, galleries, schools, businesses, churches, and musicians as an artist, educator, and curator. Her work has been recognized with grants and awards from Belmont University and The Tennessee Arts Commission. Bachman is currently focusing on new studio work for The Rymer Gallery.
Bachman will be contributing a series of custom paintings for Part Three of the “Fossils” film.
Photo by Tina Gionis
Danielle is a Nashville-based photographer who has loved photography for as long as she can remember. She has an open and energizing spirit which allows her to easily connect with her clients. She uses photography as a pathway towards a deeper connection to the beauty of living. When she's not photographing, Danielle works in the helping profession serving young women who have survived trauma. Through photography, she is able to combine her love of people with a creative expression that inspires her to stay connected and tapped into a greater appreciation for each moment.
Danielle will be contributing behind-the-scenes and official photos for the "Fossils" album and film.
Credit: Art Director (Album, Web, Merchandise)
An award-winning creative director based in Los Angeles with more than 15 years of creative working experience. Verdilak has worked for several ad agencies and has lent his vision to projects for many top A-list clients including Sony, Mattel, Activision, NBC, and Universal. He worked on the Spider-Man digital campaign that helped launch the popular franchise, and has received several honors and awards for his work.
Photo by Tim Clark
Description: “Fossils” started out as just an album, but has grown into a collaborative, multi-media project that involves many, many people and resources. While the album is nearly done and paid-for, the rest of it still needs a little help. The Fossils Fundraiser will run from May 27th – July 1st, with many ways to get involved, from buying limited edition merchandise, to sending donations through Venmo and Paypal, or becoming a Backer on Kickstarter.
Location: The Rymer Gallery
233 5th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37219
Description: Join the cast, crew, and creatives behind “Fossils” for an immersive behind-the-scenes event, presented by The Rymer Gallery in Nashville’s downtown Arts District. Paintings made by L.A. Bachman exclusively for the film will be on display all through June, and part of the proceeds from sales of the paintings will go toward the Fossils Fundraiser.
The Fossils Gala will offer a unique look into the making of this one-of-a-kind film, with props, footage, and interactive displays from each of the shoots. Limited edition merchandise will be available for sale, and we’ll be raffling off VIP tickets to the album release party and private screening even in July.
Location: Exclusively for our Kickstarter Backers
Description: For as little as $1, you will be invited to attend a one-night-only event online through Kickstarter, where you’ll not only get to listen to the finished album for the first time, but you’ll also get to watch an exclusive performance by Nashville’s Numinous Flux dance troupe (featuring our Fossils choreographer Rachel Tolbert). The contemporary dance company will be performing choreographed dances for each of the songs on the album. Experience the album before it comes out, and in a totally unique visual way.
Location: The Crying Wolf
823 Woodland St
Nashville, TN 37206
Description: Celebrate nearly a year of creative intention and effort alongside all the people who poured their hearts and minds into this one-of-a-kind project. This invite-only, free event will be held at East Nashville’s The Crying Wolf, with a private screening of the film to kick off an evening of food, drink, and celebration. More details to come!
Want to help us make “Fossils” happen? There are so many ways to contribute — first and foremost just by cheering us on. But we could also use your ideas, suggestions, insight, dollars, contacts, and hands-on assistance to pull it all off. Send us whatcha got:
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