Over the months of August and September 2014 good friend, talented musician, and now documentarian, Dwayne Cloes has been filming and editing a documentary about Cheeky Monkey – and us, Roland & I who are in essence – Cheeky Monkey.
It was a very odd feeling to know someone felt we were worthy of a documentary. Have to admit it was a lot of fun. So glad we agreed to it, especially once we saw the finished project. We realize that many customers do value what we do, but family and friends with business sense think we are nuts. Yup we are, we admit it. We think Dwayne has captured on film, why we do what we do. We could not be happier or prouder of the end result. Hope you enjoy it too. Thank you Dwayne
MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014 UPDATE… Have been contacted from the UK by Graham Jones creator and author of LAST RECORD SHOP STANDING. A documentary and book that come out for Record Store Day a few years ago. He asked I have Dwayne contact him. Maybe we will make the revised version of the film & book. That would be so great!
PART 2 – Filmed on APRIL 18, 2015 RECORD STORE DAY…
SEPTMEMBER 30, 2016 UPDATE – In the September 29, 2016 local newspaper The Sarnia Journal did a story on what film maker Dwayne Cloes is working on now. His work with us along with other documentaries he has done, has gotten him noticed. He is currently working on a very important documentary regarding residential school children from this area. CLICK HERE to read story.
That last update is great news. Dwayne captured the essence of the store brilliantly and it’s s story that may share common ground in many areas. People running shops like yours are the ones directly in touch with what the public buys, looks for and sees as shortcomings. The industry can learn far more from people dealing with their demographic directly than they’ll ever find out by looking at spreadsheets.