The August Wilson Center
Building on a Legacy
This video documents the development of the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, which opened in downtown Pittsburgh in September 2009.
The half hour digital video traces important elements of the Center from concept to completion. The centerpiece is time-lapse footage of the Center’s construction from the ground up, culminating with the ascent of the ship’s prow–an architectural design element symbolizing pride and forward motion.
Wendell G. Freeland
A Silent Soldier
Tuskegee Airman. Civil Rights attorney. Powerful advocate for the poor and disenfranchised. Wendell Freeland devoted seventy years to fighting injustice wherever he found it, from the age of Jim Crow to that of Barack Obama. He blazed a trail for racial equality by working largely behind the scenes in America’s courtrooms, boardrooms, and political backrooms.
The half hour documentary “Wendell Freeland: A Silent Soldier” will tell the story of a complex and courageous man, whose long career helped shape an era of historic change.
Preview Video soon to be released.
Pure and Simple
This will be a half-hour documentary on a saxophonist who has maintained the cultural continuity of “The Music” through his devotion to Charlie Parker, one of the most important jazz musicians in history, and to “old school” jazz, while becoming a legend in his own right.
Shot during a time span of over sixteen years, this project will offer an intimate window on the arc of a musician’s career and of a music genre.