Backers wanted for Lance Diamond documentary

Posted at 10:58 PM, Jun 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-28 14:13:52-04

Production has begun on a documentary featuring the life and career of famed Western New York performer Lance Diamond.

The documentary will tell the incredible story about the late, great Buffalo singer Lance Diamond and his influence on generations of music fans not only in Western New York but also around the world. Diamond, long considered "Buffalo's greatest entertainer," wowed audiences for over 50 years before he died in January 2015 at an unknown age. Diamond was best known nationally for his regular appearances with the Goo Goo Dolls.

It will be called "A Diamond in the Buff," and it is co-directed by Brandon Rae and Buffalo native and City Honors graduate Kevin Polowy.

"Lance was the definition of a local legend," Polowy said. "He couldn't possibly have been any more famous in the city of Buffalo, but yet would be completely anonymous anywhere else he went. And he had all these opportunities to go national, yet refused to leave the hometown he loved."

The film is being produced by Buffland Productions in Los Angeles. There is currently a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the project. It runs through June 30 and offers perks like rare Diamond albums, DVDs and digital copies of the film, VIP tickets to the red-carpet premiere, and more.

You can contribute to the Kickstarter campaign here.