THIS IS TIM January 2017 Newsletter
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It is hard to believe that 2017 is already upon us. I think we can all agree that 2016 brought some real challenges to so many of us, including the loss of our beloved Tim Ellis. While he is rocking out in what is surely the greatest jam session ever in the sky, we have been left to reflect on how to move forward... or, to quote a song from one of my favorite Christmas animated films, it's time to "put one foot in front of the other, and soon you'll be walking out the door!"

In that spirit, December was a tremendous time of celebration, hard work and good times at the production office. We received extraordinary support from new project sponsors as well as a Regional Arts & Culture Council grant. We conducted interviews all over Portland (ice storms be damned!) and it was a joy to connect with so many of you at the Aaron Meyer Holiday Concert Series.

As we move into the New Year, we are forging ahead with a renewed sense of purpose and inspiration. This month, we are collecting archival material from far and wide and planning our production calendar for the coming weeks.

Thank you for your ongoing interest and support in THIS IS TIM: A Musical Life, and I am excited to share some production news & material with you below!

- Tiffany Ellis, Producer/Director
It's a wrap on 2016! After 1 ice storm, 2 rescheduled shoot days, 5 locations, and a very hard-working space heater, we captured interviews with 11 incredible artists and friends, including Michele Van Kleef, The Brown Sisters, John Nilsen, Steve Hale and more. 
To date, we have conducted a whopping 21 interviews with more to come this spring. Much like a research project, these interviews become our raw data that helps create and transform our story. It is a long but rewarding process! 
submit your photos & videos to THIS IS TIM
A few of the many VHS tapes in our archive. We also have band pics, digital video & even 8mm film!
This month, our production office is on a treasure hunt to find as much archival material as far and wide as we can... but we can't do it without you!

Remember that clip you shot of Tim & Jim playing at a music festival? Or perhaps that article you saved about some album being recorded at Kung Fu Bakery? If you have any videos, photos, newspaper clippings or other archival detritus, please CONTACT US to share!
Check out this vintage live performance of Craig Carothers and Tim Ellis performing No Man's Land off Craig's Home Remedy album, circa 1994. Huge thanks to Greg Herman of WatchTV for submitting this material!
Exciting news! THIS IS TIM: A Musical Life is the recipient of a 2017 Artistic Focus grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, serving the artistic community in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties.

We are thrilled to be part of the diverse group of artists pursuing projects with RACC funding this year. Check out the entire list of projects and artists here.

We also have a growing list of project sponsors ($5000+) & project supporters ($1000 - $4,999) whose contributions are so crucial to our success. Keep your eyes peeled for website updates to honor our incredible donors.
Interested in becoming a project sponsor or supporter? You can make a tax-deductible contribution to our fiscal sponsor Oregon Music Hall of Fame – contact us for details!
The Tim Ellis Music Foundation was created by Tim's wife (and Tiffany's mother) Susan to carry on his legacy of music education in our community.

Its first annual Benefit Concert will be held on Feb 15, 2017, Tim's birthday, at the Old Church. This intimate evening will feature artists including Michael Allen Harrison, Aaron Meyer, Jean-Pierre Garau and many more. There will be a diverse lineup of artists and it promises to be an exciting show!

100% of all ticket sales will go to the Tim Ellis Music Foundation and are tax deductible. Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

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