S&A featured the Kickstarter campaign for this last fall, which was successful. The film looks like it's done, or close to being done since it's listed as one of 109 films screening at the SXSW film festival in March.

Author, filmmaker, producer Nelson George presents a documentary feature titled Finding The Funk, a journey through the origins and influence of funk music, from James Brown to D'Angelo.

Among those to be featured in the film are: Sly Stone, Bootsy Collins, Mike D of the Beastie Boys, D'Angelo, Marcus Miller, Mtume, Nona Hendryx, Vernon Reid, Maceo Parker, Bernie Worrell, Steve Arrington, Reggie Hudlin, Sheila E, Shock G, and others.

Cliff Charles (he shot both Spike Lee Katrina documentaries) shot this film, and internationally renowned producer Arthur Baker (who's worked with Bob DylanAl Green and Bruce Springsteen, amongst others) is executive producer.

We already announced that the film will make its broadcast debut on Vh1 this Spring, with Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson hosting.

For the film, Nelson raised over $20,000 in 30 days, from October to November last year, to help finance the doc.

There's no trailer yet, but here's the Kickstarter campaign promo video: