It's interesting how seemingly small things can become something bigger in our lives.

In November, 2008 Kentucky filmmakers Blake Judd and Keith Neltner stopped by Charlie Louvin's home for an interview. That afternoon, spent in an unassuming living room in a comfortable Nashville home, changed the filmmakers' lives.

Blake, Keith and Charlie spent the afternoon talking about the Louvin Brothers, Hank Williams, Nashville, Charlie's wife Betty (the love of his life), and a Pecan Festival. You know, real stuff. That interview forever linked the filmmakers to Charlie, and Blake and Keith stayed in touch with him, even catching some of his live gigs around the region.

A couple years later, Charlie was diagnosed with cancer. It was July, 2010. Later, in December, a show was announced to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Louvin Brothers' landmark album Satan is Real. Blake heard the news about the event and knew it was something that needed to be documented. He quickly enlisted Keith to co-direct the project and the two began putting a diverse and talented production crew together.

They used Kickstarter to fund the project. (In case you haven't heard of KickStarter, it's a cool site that allows regular folks to donate and support creativity of all kinds. You should check it out.) A modest production budget was raised, with many supporters coming together to contribute. The funding goal was simple: Raise enough money to produce 1000 DVDs which would be given to Charlie to help with his mounting medical expenses. Years in the business and life's ups and downs had left his medical coverage strained and financial stability shaky.

December 3, 2010 at the FooBar in Nashville, TN was a unique night. A mixed crowd of kids, elders, hippies and rockers crammed into the small venue to watch something Charlie had done for more than 60 years: Grace the stage and hit those notes. That evening, Charlie was weak off stage, but his presence was felt, and his fans chanted "Charlie, Charlie..." leaving chills on the arms of those who knew him well. The crew sat down with Charlie the next day and he shared many stories, some new, some old, but he talked with a clarity you wouldn't expect from a man battling cancer at 83.

The film began to grow. Rather than just a live performance Charlie shared his influences and friends with us. A diverse group of artists, Marty Stuart, George Jones, John McCrea, and Emmylou Harris later would share their stories about a humble man who touched their lives and careers.

He spent his life battling Satan at every turn, but in January, 2011 Charlie lost his battle with cancer. We hope this film will share some insight into Charlie's lasting legacy. The 1000 DVDs we produce will be given to Betty Louvin and all sales will go directly to her.

In supporting Charlie's family, we all have a chance to pay homage to a good man, and to rattle the devil's cage. Which feels pretty damn good.