(29 min) US
[watch trailer]

SUNDAY 10/27 2:00 PM (SESSION 24)

Darren Durlach, David Larson


R.A.W. TUBA is a documentary about a Baltimore child who experienced intermittent homelessness but went on to become a world-class symphony musician and professor. As a child, Richard Antoine White (R.A.W.) slept wherever he could, sometimes in abandoned row homes where he was chewed on by rats during his sleep. Now in his 40s, he still has those scars across his abdomen. But despite enormous challenges, he went on to become the first African American in the world to receive a doctorate in music for tuba performance (DM not to be confused with the less rare DMA), and not just from anywhere, from one of the most prestigious music programs in the US. Richard is now not only a tenured professor at the University of New Mexico, but he’s also the principal tubist of the New Mexico Philharmonic, which is in and of itself an Olympian-level accomplishment.


Darren Durlach tireless focus on refining footage into a beautiful and captivating narrative stems from more than a decade of meticulously crafting impactful award-winning films. His unique skill of pulling raw stories out of natural conversation is what makes his work compelling. Darren believes that motion pictures is the most powerful medium for showing fascinating stories of ordinary people and driving human connection. Most recently, Darren co-directed Throw, a moving short film that won Director’s Choice award at Telluride Mountainfilm and a Vimeo Staff Pick.

David Larson is a disciplined photographer and an intuitive storyteller who uses the human experience as a canvas for creative expression. Dave balances technical savvy and gathering gorgeous cinematic images with his ability to blend into the background to capture real moment-driven stories making his work connect on deeper levels. Dave’s film making talents have garnered him many industry awards. Most recently, David co-directed with Darren Durlach Throw, a moving short film that won Director’s Choice award at Telluride Mountainfilm and a Vimeo Staff Pick.

Contact information:

w: www.rawtubafilm.com/ 
e: info@earlylightmedia.com 


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