The Lonnie Holley Story, a feature documentary in post-production. Lonnie Holley has been described as a poet, a prophet, a hustler, a visionary artist, and a shaman. The 67-year old Holley has overcome grinding poverty, Jim Crow, and a nightmare childhood to emerge as a creative powerhouse with an agenda to save the planet—Thumbs up for Mother Universe!
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A tale of addiction and its consequences (In production). Warren dreamed of being a rock star. At 21, music industry moguls tagged him for stardom when a heroin overdose changes everything–as one person dies and Warren goes to jail. But it turns out that is just the beginning of the story.
29 min. (2007).
Winner: Audience Award, Rome (GA) International Film Festival
Screened at Atlanta Film festival. At 95, Kasper ‘Stranger’ Malone holds the Guinness World Record for the longest recording career in history (1926-2005). As the baby boomers prepare to retire, this film presents an inspiring picture of vitality from someone who simply kept working, 30 years beyond retirement.
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WHO’S THAT STRANGER? website
26 x 30 min, audio (1997) Southern Regional Council
Winner: 1997 Non-Print Media Award (Oral History Association), NFCB Golden Reel: “Best National News & Current Affairs Programming” (National Federation of Community Broadcasters), 1998 George Foster Peabody Award.
The Peabody award-winning, 26-part Public Radio series produced in conjunction with the Southern Regional Council. Distributed on over 250 public radio stations nationwide. (National reviews). A personal history of the civil rights movement in five southern cities and the music of those times.
70 min, 16mm, color (1994/2001) George King & Associates
Winner:Cine Golden Eagle, National PBS broadcast 2001.
2001 national PBS broadcast.
In the twentieth century more than 5 million African Americans journeyed from the cotton fields and Jim Crow justice of the rural South to the promise of a better life in the industrial cities of the North and West. Goin’ to Chicago tells the story of why people left, where they went, and what happened to them.
Goin’ to Chicago website
30 min, video (1991/2011) Velvet Video
Winner: Atlanta Film & Video Festival, Charlotte Film & Video Festival
A voyage into southern suburban gothic, this homage to the art of Christmas lights and Elvis becomes so much more. Turn up the chroma.
The 20th Anniversary Edition DVD of Ten Thousand Points of Light, the underground hipster’s Xmas classic is now available for the first time. It features a new music score, interview updates with the family, a commentary, and more! To purchase online go to: http://www.dust-digital.com/light
See the promo here on YouTube.
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1988 Seven Stages Theater
Co-written and co-produced with Ruby Lerner, this critically-acclaimed (L.A. Times, American Theater, The Drama Review) multi-media, “theme park” that viewed the history of US foreign policy in Central America and the Caribbean, through the lens of the banana trade. Also wrote lyrics for all music, wrote and produced the numerous video and audio installations featured in the work.
30 min, video (1987) George King & Assoc.
Winner: Atlanta Film & Video Festival.
Regional PBS broadcast. A video on the working process of New Orleans’ writer/performer John O’Neal–an artist in dialogue with concepts of “community” and social change. Through a mythical character, Junebug Jabbo Jones, O’Neal works the corners of African American history, translating wit and folk wisdom into theater.