New! Trailer – Improvising the Divine: the music of Tom Moran #indie #music #documentary

Hi, everyone, and Happy Fall!
Just sending a short note to let you know the official trailer for the new documentary short Improvising the Divine: the music of Tom Moran is now available.
So far this short documentary has been submitted to Three Rivers Film Festival shorts, Sundance Shorts, SXSW Film Festival, and LA Undergound.  Full Frame and American Documentary Film Festival entries are up next. Then we WAIT. 🙂
Pittsburgh screenings are in the process of being discussed  – as always, I appreciate any referrals for locations to provide screenings. I may also launch an online fundraiser to help with festival entry fees and public screening costs, and, possibly, a film and music fest!
Thank you,
Chris Mason
Director, Spinning Goat Productions
Watch the trailer now:

UPDATE: Improvising the Divine documentary #indie #film #music

From Chris, Director of Spinning Goat Productions:

I’m thrilled to announce that the 35-minute short documentary “Improvising the Divine: the music of Tom Moran” is now complete! (Note: a 20 minute version was previously submitted to the Three Rivers Film Festival Shorts Program).
And I just made the final deadline to enter it into the Sundance Film Festival Shorts Program.  Next up: submit to the SXSW Film Program, and go from there…

More updates coming and I’m still cutting a cool trailer, but here are some production stills from the film below.

Documentary overview:

Improvising the Divine is a short documentary profile of guitar, banjo, oud, and sitar player, Tom Moran, and his lifelong musical journey through rock, punk, bluegrass, world music, and every fusion in between. Through musical performances, storytelling, archives, and creative imagery, the documentary shows the power of music to awaken the creative spirit and transcend cultural barriers.
Interviews with Tom Moran, Stephanie Vargo, and featuring J. Trafford.
Original music by Tom Moran, Stephanie Vargo, The Deliberate Strangers, The Five, J. Trafford, Cousin Emmy & The Stanley Brothers, Elizabeth Cotten, Hazel Dickens, and Hamza el Din.
Additional video courtesy of Larry Rippel.
Improvising the Divine will take you on a musical journey, both worldly and otherworldly.
A homage to Tom Moran’s long and interesting career, to creative, independent musicians, and to the special place music holds in our lives.
 #musicsaves #supportlocalmusic #indiemusic
Produced by Spinning Goat Productions
Director: Chris Mason