a documentary by Daan van den Berg

David Olney in THE SONG

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David Olney passed away suddenly on the 18th of January of 2020. We are grateful for his music and to have been able to make a film with him. Not only have we got to know him as a great artist, but also as a great person. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends all over the world.

Currently we are in talks about what to do with the documentary with both David’s management and his family. At this moment we are looking together for the right moment to release the film. We thank you for your patience.

We will keep you updated about this.

The film is completed and sent to all contributors. The film has not yet been released for the public, because we are in the progress of festival selection. Festivals tend to prefer films that have not yet received a public release, so postponing the release increases our chances.

The Song is a short music documentary about the artist David Olney. Olney was one of the most influential Americana singer-songwriters, his writing is masterful and he has his own distinct style. The story itself will be told from David’s own perspective, with the focus on his way of looking on the Netherlands. The story will be supported by music, lyrics and poetry.

We already have some selections, but the festivals are postponed (due to the Covid-19 pandemic).

The campaign is closed, but we are still accepting donations for festivals and distribution. You can donate through PayPal.

Watch the teaser:

or watch it on YouTube.

"In October 2018 we had the opportunity to follow the Americana troubadour David Olney for a few days on his tour through the Netherlands. David is a remarkable artist and together with Daniel Seymour he gave a series of great performances. And we could be there to look behind the scenes, but also to get David's view on The Netherlands. Those who love David's work are already aware that he can evoke brilliant and complex characters with only a few very well chosen words. But David too is very remarkable and sincere man with an undeniable love that calls him to Europe so frequently. It was an honor to be part of the process and to see the artist work and how he connects with his audience."
 - Daan van den Berg (director)


At the moment the sum of €1804.99 is donated by 25 donors from the target of €1.250,00.

  1. Amy Kurland

  2. Van DeLisle

  3. Cora Vreeken

  4. T. van Loon

  5. H. Kniep

  6. John Lopez

  7. Sheri Frushay

  8. Kathryn Bloss

  9. Dan Tappan

  10. Ramcey Rodriguez

You can donate to bank account NL 98 RABO 0300 2994 27 in the name of Coöperatie Hatseflats U.A. If you do, please send an email to betalingen@olneydoc.nl for our administration.

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