In this award-winning, feel-good documentary, a cynical comedy writer stumbles upon a hidden and hilarious musical world and finds an unexpected connection to his fellow man. With David Letterman, Martin Short, Chita Rivera, Jello Biafra, and more.
WINNER: Tribeca Film Festival - Albert Maysles Award for Best New Documentary Director
WINNER: Writers Guild Award for Best Documentary Screenplay
WRITERS: Dava Whisenant & Ozzy Inguanzo
ORIGINAL SONGS WRITTEN BY: Steve Young, Hank Beebe, and Anthony DiLorenzo
ORIGINAL SCORE: Anthony DiLorenzo
Jason Blum, David Letterman, Marci Wiseman, Jeremy Gold,
Dan Cogan, Jenny Raskin, Daniel J. Chalfen, Charles Layton
NEW MEXICO COMEDY SHORTS
Dava Whisenant and Steve Young continued their creative collaboration after Bathtubs Over Broadway with two narrative comedy shorts, filmed in Taos, New Mexico, during the pandemic, and shot on an iPhone. These films, BRIEF SURVEY and PHOTO OP, are now on the festival circuit.
WINNER: GRAND PRIX, 2021 Très Court International Film Festival (PHOTO OP)
WINNER: JURY AWARD for BEST COMEDY SHORT, 2021 Sonoma International Film Festival (BRIEF SURVEY)
DIRECTOR: Dava Whisenant
WRITER: Steve Young
PRODUCERS: Dava Whisenant, Steve Young, Dave Spalding
EDITOR: Dava Whisenant, ACE
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TWO TRAINS RUNNIN'
NOW on HULU! TWO TRAINS RUNNIN' is a Grammy-nominated feature-length documentary about the search for two forgotten blues singers, carried out in Mississippi during one of the most violent periods of the civil rights movement.
The film pays tribute to a pioneering generation of musicians and cuts to the heart of our present moment, offering a crucial vantage from which to view the evolving dynamics of race in America. Featuring performances by Buddy Guy, Gary Clark Jr, Valerie June, Lucinda Williams, the North Mississippi Allstars and more.
DIRECTOR: Sam Pollard
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER & NARRATOR: Common
WRITER/PRODUCER: Benjamin Hedin
CO-PRODUCER/EDITOR/2nd UNIT DIRECTOR: Dava Whisenant