Singer-songwriter (and sometimes rapper) Heath McNease has shown himself to be versatile and prolific over the years as an artist, having traveled more than 200 days a year and releasing 10 albums in just the last three years, and now he's parlaying his talents to the screen.
McNease (no relation to NRT Founder/President Kevin McNeese, who obviously spells his name differently) recently announced that he has produced Fort Wayne, a 40-minute film about his touring in the frozen Midwest. The film also has a companion album by McNease.
The project, he says, comes from his love of various performing arts.
"I got my degree in theatre, so acting has always been my first passion," McNease recently wrote. "Fort Wayne is an idea that I've had for two years. It's my first opportunity to share my love for acting, writing, producing, directing and making music all at the same time."
Fort Wayne is finished, and McNease has turned to fans to help recoup some of the costs so he can "be aggressive moving forward" with the project.
"The money will allow me to advertise, recoup, and find new avenues to help this project reach a larger audience," he said. "Without your help, it just remains a well-done project that nobody gets to see, embrace, or share."
Fans have responded in kind. His IndieGogo campaign has raised 70 percent of its goal just 8 days in, with three weeks to go.