The next installment in the Homespun Series is fast approaching! Since they began in November 2013, Homespun has showcased solely Atlantan-based short films that focus on the real, colorful characters in our city.
For 2015’s Winter Screening, Creator Brantly Watts and Executive Producer Jon Watts, Atlanta Film Festival Filmmakers in Residence, have chosen three documentary shorts that comply with a universally resonant theme: music.
Kevin Dunbar grew up in New York and went to one of the most dangerous schools in the country. At an early age, Kevin was forced to give up his passion for music because, “Carrying a trombone around was the last thing someone would do unless it was going to be used as a weapon.” Through a chance opportunity, Kevin left New York and headed down south to Georgia where he fell back in love with music and re-wrote his story. After rekindling his childhood passion for music, Kevin recorded his first album, which included his hit single “Apples to Peaches” a reflection of his transition between New York and Georgia. In 2014, Kevin won best new rock artist of the year at the Georgia Music Awards and is still pursuing his musical career.
SpeakerKiller follows the life of Atlanta producer/musician Kamal “SpeakerKiller” Gillespie, as he provides insight on his career as a musician, his management team, and his plans for future music production in Atlanta, and worldwide.