Photographer Danny Clinch (who has photographed the likes of Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Tupac, The Smashing Pumpkins, Blind Melon, Dave Matthews Band, Phish) co-directed All I Can Say, which pulls from over 200 hours of footage shot by Shannon Hoon, the late frontman of Blind Melon.
This documentary has long been in the works, as Danny Clinch first launched a Kickstarter for it in 2015. But now the team behind the doc has added Double E Pictures and Live Nation Productions as executive producers on the film, which is currently on the festival circuit. It’s expected to drop in the U.S. in 2020.
Clinch and Hoon were close friends, and the photographer had unfettered access and over 200 hours of footage that spanned from 1990 to Hoon’s overdose death shortly after the release of Blind Melon’s sophomore LP Soup in 1995.
“He was really an endearing character,” Clinch told Rolling Stone in 2015. “He could just become your best friend straight away. His energy was great. He was really creative and super friendly. He definitely liked to have a good time and he enjoyed the rock & roll lifestyle for sure.”