SERENADE FOR HAITI
(70 min) Haiti


SUNDAY 10/29, 3:30 PM (Session 25)

Director: Owsley Brown
Producers: Owsley Brown, Anne Flatté, Christy McGill

Description:
The story of the Sainte Trinite Music School of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, whose extraordinary students and faculty have been since 1956 overcoming the staunchest obstacles of poverty, pandemics, political chaos, natural disasters and economic instability to give children a formal music education, turning out healthy, motivated and remarkable young musicians and citizen of the world.

Biography:
Owsley Brown III is a documentary filmmaker whose directorial debut, Night Waltz: The Music of Paul Bowles, about the American writer and composer, Paul Bowles, won the Independent Spirit Award. His critically acclaimed second film, Music Makes A City, chronicled the commissioning project of the Louisville Orchestra in the 1950’s. Music Makes A City was awarded Britain’s Gramophone Award for Best DVD Documentary. Owsley also co-produced the landmark documentary feature Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present.

Christy McGill
is a screenwriter, film producer and story editor. She has also served as a creative director for a variety of private companies and charitable organizations. Her work has included adaptation projects for narrative feature films, original television pilots, video shorts and the occasional magazine article. Christy was a co-producer of Scott Crocker's film Ghost Bird, which won critical acclaim from the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and New York Magazine as well as winning the Southern Soul of Independent Film Award, and Golden Eagle Award from Cine.

Anne Flatté
has worked on critically acclaimed and award-winning documentary films and television programs since getting her start on PBS’s History of Rock and Roll as a production assistant. She co-produced and edited Music Makes A City. She served as editor on Monumental: David Brower’s Fight for Wild America, What Do You Believe? and Daughters and Sons: Preventing Child Trafficking in the Golden Triangle, and Devil’s Teeth. Anne was associate producer on Robert Townsend’s Behind Closed Doors. She earned her masters in documentary film and video production from Stanford University.

Contact Information:
e: christy.mcgill@gmail.com
w: www.serenadeforhaiti.com


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