2009 Lighthouse International Film Festival award for Featured Documentary
2009 Media Film Festival Grand Prize Award Winner
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Character Driven Productions
On April 23rd, our very own Shawn Swords spoke with ET about the "Wages of Spin" which has just been released nationally to Public Television! You can chck out both the clip and the movie trailer (Trailer below, ET Spot to the right)! "WOS" is also available on ShopPBS.org
The "Wage$ of $pin" documentary chronicles the Philadelphia music scene from 1952-1963. The documentary is the first honest, comprehensive look at the Philadelphia music scene and the inner workings of the music industry in Philadelphia during this time period. The documentary features interviews with: Chubby Checker, Fabian, Frankie Avalon, Connie Francis, Mike Love and Bruce Johnston of The Beach Boys, Andy Williams, Bob Marcucci, Charlie Gracie, Dick Richards of Bill Haley's Comets, Len Barry, Jerry Gross and Mark Stevens of the Dovells, Frank Maffei and Joe Terry of Danny and The Juniors, Stephen Caldwell of The Orlons, Jerry Blavat, Ed Hurst, Bill Webber, Sally Starr, Dave Appell, Weldon McDougal of the Larks, Ron Joseph, John Carlton, Pete Cozzi, The Bandstand Dancers and several others.
He was the first Philly native to break out nationally and internationally at the start of the Rock 'n' Roll era. He was the first artist on the Cameo-Parkway record label to have hits, bankrolling the company, thus enabling it to launch the careers of a dozen successful artists. He was the first solo American Rock 'n' Roll star to bring the music to the British concert stage. Paul McCartney, Van Morrison, Graham Nash and Ray Davies are among his biggest musical admirers. The late George Harrison called his guitar technique "Brilliant!" He continues to be a great musical ambassador for Philadelphia, performing the roots of Rock 'n' Roll all over the world. The 54 year career that hasn't ended yet!
He's Charlie Gracie... He's fabulous!
WARNING: This film (and trailer) contain adult language and situations.
When three life long friends hanging out in a bar decide to go against type and hook up with girls they normally would avoid, a scathing, twisted story of date gone awry ensues. Anyone ever caught in a bad relationship will recognize the signs and self destructive nature explored by this dark comedy.
Discover the phenomenon that is the Irish band Blackthorn. From their roots and dreams to the energy of their live performances. See their story through the eyes of the band and their fans. One of the most dynamic groups performing today, see why Philadelphia loves them.