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Published on July 9th, 2012 | by Andrew Reynolds

The Singing Doctor

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Giving a relative amount of control to the fans internet start-up sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have been changing the way fans contribute towards seeing the kind of art that get them excited.

Likewise, it gives artists and performers the chance to produce work that isn’t bound by any creative or fiscal constraints – you name your price and hope others like/trust your faith in that idea.

One such performer is Paul McGann who is generously devoting his time to Art Is…, an exicting musical feature film that not only stars the Eighth Doctor, but will also sing!

This magical, contemplative and funny film is written and directed by Barry Bliss (Godard & Others) and tells the story of Lulu, a young artist preparing for her first solo exhibition.

The film features ten exciting new songs written by Doug Benwick, a stunning ballet choreographed by Elisabetta d’Aloia and paintings by acclaimed contemporary artist Sharon Drew.

The project also stars Emily Beecham (28 Weeks Later), Gary Kemp (The Krays) and Will Bliss (Misfits).

Heady stuff indeed; if you’re taste goes beyond the mainstream then check out the kinds of package donations you can choose from as the project aims to reach its $8,000 goal.

(Thanks to Richard Preston)

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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.




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