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‘America’s Blues’ Explores the Cultural Impact of Blues Music

'America's Blues' Explores the Cultural Impact of Blues Music

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America’s Blues

Tweetable Logline: A documentary that explores the impact that Blues Music has had on our society, popular culture, and the entertainment industry.

Elevator Pitch: “America’s Blues” is a feature length documentary that explores the tremendous impact that the Blues has had on our society, our culture, and the entertainment industry. America’s Blues takes a new angle on an established narrative, focusing on the evolution of American music and the impact that Blues music has had on other aspects of our society. We explore, not only the musical impact it has had on all forms of popular American music, but also the influence it has had on art, fashion, language, film, literature and more.

Production Team:

Director/Producer/Cinematographer/Editor/Audio Mixer: Patrick Branson
Co-Producers: Aaron Pritchard, Stephanie Givens, Daniel Minnella
Cast: Multiple Grammy Winner and Film Composer Terence Blanchard, Film Composer Ira Newborn, Blues Legends Big George Brock & Leo Bud Welch, World Famous Artists Harry Weber & Rip Kastaris, Multi-Platinum Hip Hop Producer Drumma Boy, and a long list of other well known musicians, professors, authors and more.

About the Film: I made a short documentary for an organization that provides headstones to deceased Blues Musicians lying in unmarked graves and while making it I realized how little credit the Blues and its musicians have been given for their massive contribution to society. I then watched every Blues documentary I could find and what I noticed was that there had been numerous documentaries on the history of the Blues, countless biographical documentaries and live concert movies, but there has yet to be a documentary that focused on the impact the Blues has had on our culture. Now there has.

Current Status: Recently completed. Currently getting clearances from a fair use attorney.

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