Montgomery Advertiser talks about this Saturday’s show, new album, and Postcard Living

Check out the Montgomery Advertiser article here.

Postcard Living is a side project from my friend and Towering Above guitarist J. Slickwood. The first single, “So Long,” is out on streaming platforms everywhere now.

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Live this Saturday – Jan. 22, 2022!

Haven’t blogged in a month; lots going on behind the scenes, buuuuuuut, I wanted to make sure to do a quick post about the upcoming show this Saturday!

Towering Above is joining Grasping at Pieces and new band Venusville (their debut) at the Sanctuary in downtown Montgomery, AL. Doors open at 7:30, showtime at 8. It’s $10 at the door, and it’s all ages, so feel free to bring the kids so they can get inspired to be broke musicians like the rest of us! But for real, click attending on the Facebook event (and then actually attend! It’ll be fun!)

In other news… Towering Above has been working on music videos for the next album (which is still in process.) We shot one video in December and one this past Saturday. I’ve been directing, but I have to give a special shout out to my First Assistant Director C. DeWayne Cunningham (Carolyn Jean’s Son Visions) and Director of Photography Stephen Poff (Body Thief Films.) Their dedication to this project has been absolutely crucial to making it happen, and I can’t thank them enough. Also, lead actors Sean Golson and Jeff McKinney have been absolutely killing it. And many thanks to the other actors that have helped us make these projects happen; their dedication has been amazing, and we appreciate it!

Also, I recently worked on a project for my friend, singer-songwriter Megan T. Kuehner. She’s got a new EP coming out March 11 called “The Truth,” and I recently captured a couple of live performances (at the Cloverdale Playhouse; many thanks to the staff there!) Be sure to follow her for updates.

You might remember Megan (formerly McMillan) from a video I directed a few years back for a song called “Things that Change.” You can see it here.

OK… that’s it for now. Thanks for reading, listening, subscribing, following, etc. Please keep in touch. Much love!

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Columbia Research discusses ‘Remembering Anarcha’

Columbia Research, part of Columbia University in New York, held a discussion of Remembering Anarcha today via Zoom. The discussion included Michelle Browder and J.C. Hallman, who appear in the film, as well as Harriet Washington, author of the book Medical Apartheid.

I was able to tune in and listen to the topics being discussed, which included subjects like informed consent, judging history by modern morality, the power of art, and more. It was a great and informative discussion, and I appreciate Columbia Research for holding this event.

In the art section Michelle talked about her monument to the “Mothers of Gynecology” – Anarcha, Lucy, and Betsey – which stands at her More Up Campus in Montgomery, AL. The pictures of the monument are great, but I highly encourage you to see them in person. It’s a powerful monument, and she did a wonderful job on both the art and raising awareness about this part of history. (She’s the one who brought this subject to my attention, which made me want to pursue the film.) Check out AnarchaLucyBetsey.org for more information on the monument and the upcoming Day of Reckoning conference.

If you haven’t yet seen the film, it’s on VOD almost everywhere. There are links on the Terrible Master Films website. There are some free (with ads) options available, but renting or purchasing helps us out more. Either way – free or paid – we hope you’ll check out the film and leave a review (Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb, Amazon, etc.)

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‘Clover/Capri’ score is out!

The short documentary Clover/Capri will make its debut on Nov. 13 at the Montgomery Film Festival in the very theatre that is the subject of the film – the Capri.

There are two songs that were composed for the film. I got to team up with my friend Alex (Tequila Nylon) to create the music for this, which is now available on the Glorious 70mm Bandcamp page.

This is the second TN+G70mm collaboration, the first being the “Transmissions” EP we released in 2015.

Be sure to like Tequila Nylon and Glorious 70mm on Facebook. We hope you enjoy the music! Thanks for listening!

Also, be sure to check out the film’s trailer:

Clover/Capri

Three Montgomery Film Festival official selections!

Hey everyone! In case you missed it, the Montgomery Film Festival made their official selections for the 2021 festival, and they announced them on Tuesday.

Three films I worked on made the cut this year, two having their debut at the festival.

Ghost 14

The new Foolish Henry Films feature Ghost 14 will make its debut at the festival.

Synopsis: When an urban explorer finds a camera in the woods, he becomes entangled in a decades-old murder that puts his own life in jeopardy.

Starring: L.C. Holt, Rebecca Ivey, Rudy Banes, Jeff McKinney, and myself.

Directed by Shane Gillis, Rick Gardner, and myself.

Coffee with Friends

Synopsis: A man’s morning coffee is interrupted by the ghost of his past.

Starring: Bernadette Chapman, Sydney Burdette Humphrey, Cera Sasser, and myself.

Directed by Jimmie and Autumn Rogers.

Produced by Eagle Road Productions and Terrible Master Films, in association with Carolyn Jean’s Son Visions and Early Riser Films.

Clover/Capri

Synopsis: Clover/Capri details the decades-long history of an independent art house movie theater in the heart of Montgomery, Alabama, weaving through racial segregation, adult films, and its fight for free speech along the way.

Starring: Martin McCaffery

Directed by me.

Produced by Terrible Master Films, in association with Carolyn Jean’s Son Visions, 803 Films, and Early Riser Films.

Check out the full lineup for this year’s festival. Looks like we’re in company with some really good stuff. The fest happens Nov. 12 and 13.

American Songwriter magazine features the Electric Blue Yonder ‘Mourning Sounds’ video

Earlier this year, Johnny and Beth from Electric Blue Yonder contacted me about directing a music video utilizing the set for a play called The Quality of Life that was at the Cloverdale Playhouse in Montgomery, AL.

That video, the title track for their newly-released album Mourning Sounds, is embedded at the end of an American Songwriter article that features a song-by-song review of the album.

The video is a Terrible Master Films production, in association with Carolyn Jean’s Son Visions and Early Riser Films.

Credits:
1st Assistant Director and Producer – C. DeWayne Cunningham
Gaffer and Producer – Jeff McKinney
Grip – Ahsen Bilal
Production Assistant – Anne Penrose Folkes

Special thanks to Sarah Thornton and the Cloverdale Playhouse. Additional footage provided by Irby Pace.