CACTUS FLOWER FILMS
BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY
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
DIRECTOR/EDITOR: Dava Whisenant
WRITERS: Dava Whisenant & Ozzy Inguanzo
PRODUCERS: Amanda Spain, Dava Whisenant, Susan Littenberg
Jason Blum, David Letterman, Dan Cogan, Marci Wiseman, Jeremy Gold, Jenny Raskin, Daniel J. Chalfen, Charles Layton
ORIGINAL SCORE: Anthony DiLorenzo
ORIGINAL SONGS WRITTEN BY: Steve Young, Hank Beebe, and Anthony DiLorenzo
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.
BRIEF SURVEY -
WINNER: Best Comedy Short, Cleveland Int'l Film Festival
WINNER: Best Comedy Short, Sonoma Int'l Film Festival
WINNER: Audience Award, Favorite US Short, Film Fest Tucson
PHOTO OP -
WINNER: Grand Prize, Très Court Int'l Film Festival
WINNER: Best Comedy Short, Woods Hole Film Festival
DIRECTOR: Dava Whisenant
WRITER: Steve Young
PRODUCERS: Dava Whisenant, Steve Young, Dave Spalding
EDITOR: Dava Whisenant, ACE
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TWO TRAINS RUNNIN'
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