to Issa’s Compelling Life Story on NPR, National Public Radio’s
syndicated program State Of The Re:Union- ‘The Hospital Always Wins’ by Laura Starecheski
Winner of 2014 Edward R. Murrow Award for BEST NEWS DOCUMENTARY and 2014 THIRD COAST/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation DIRECTOR’S CHOICE AWARD
a musical documentary
Patient’s Rites is my perspective from 20 years of being hospitalized. Think of it as a therapy session set to music.
The film is 47min 37sec.
Winner Documentary Short Award of Merit 2014 IndieFEST FILM AWARDS
PATIENT’S RITES, my musical documentary recently in the 2014 BIG APPLE FILM FESTIVAL at TRIBECA CINEMAS, NYC.
The reviews are in
“…poignancy nestled inside of brightness and lightness around a topic that is potentially daunting…embodies self-compassion, self-forgiveness, and transcendence so beautifully, masterfully, yet humbly…will create space for others to do the same for themselves.” -Tina Caterino
“I dig it, man. You’ve got this awesome pastiche of Elvis Costello, The Ramones, and Lou Reed going on, but it’s nothing like them and completely unique. Keep it up.” -P. M. Font
“It’s genius level.” -Dr. Kathryn Ko
“I really really really salute you. It takes such guts, make that BALLS to put yourself out there like this. It’s 10010% AWESOME.” -Mike Lesser
DON’T MISS IT at the 2015 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL URBAN FILM FESTIVAL next spring! The NUFF inaugural season in New York City at the HERE Arts Center in SOHO, Manhattan.
‘PATIENT’S RITES’ selected for the 2015 REEL RECOVERY FILM FESTIVAL to be held in NYC in September. STAY TUNED.
ALSO accepted in the 2015 COMMUNITY ACCESS/NYAPRS NEW YORK CITY MENTAL HEALTH FILM FESTIVAL to be held in NYC in September.
MORE TO COME in 2015!
AND…There’s still time to catch my artwork at HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY in HAGEDORN HALL, 2nd floor, on till February
AND…make a meal this year of these fab CDs by North Carolina’s rock and roll gentlemen JAMIE & STEVE. They are members of the acclaimed pop rock outfit THE SPONGETONES and are exquisite musicians and good friends. My artwork adorns their covers, the latest by Jamie Hoover out now. Check ‘em out!
Soundtrack to the film Patient’s Rites and other original songs by Issa available in music