Haynes’ personal story is one of redemption and rebirth after circumstances robbed him of a shot at stardom following the Escorts’ initial success.
“You either do the time, or you let the time do you. We didn’t want the time to do us, because then we’d end up crazy. So our doing the time was singing,” he says. “We were lower than the lowest rung of the ladder. We were as low as you could possibly be, and we focused, focused, focused and we survived.”
While achieving a level of celebrity in the early ’70s, and still remembered by fans, the group has the potential of connecting with a whole new generation that could gain inspiration and insight from their history, whether viewers are soul music fans or not.
Thank you so much, Basil. We cannot wait to share the finished film with everyone.