After the October 19th preview of  Remember the Drumstick at the Sheldon Museum of Art, we are having an After Party at Gray’s Keg, 104 North 20th St, Lincoln, NE.  And….Charlie Burton Or What?! will be there for your entertainment pleasure.  His band is better than ever.  I last saw them right before Covid hit in 2019.  It was an awesome energized set.  So be there and help us celebrate the moment.

Try this on for size https://youtu.be/DCwUuTGTr4w

Thanks to the efforts of Sharonda Harris Marshall, Remember the Drumstick  was in the Flatwater Film Festival last month. It was well received. In November it will be featured in the upcoming Film Streams Local Filmmakers Showcase. Date and Time: November 16th, 7pm.  Place: Ruth Sokolof Theater, 1340 Mike Fahey St. Omaha, NE.

Several films will be featured that night.  The exact time lineup for the showing is still TBA. Advanced Tickets are recommended due to COVID19 reduced seating capacity of the theatre.

Schedule for 2021 Film Streams Local Filmmakers Showcase – FilmFreeway 

So proud and excited to be part of these events.

It’s true! In January 2017 I had just an idea and a little encouragement from Ginger Theisen and Pat Aylward. A documentary on the Drumstick? Sure, why not! The three of us recorded some interviews. Ginger and Pat couldn’t help anymore by 2018, so I bought a little Cannon Vixia R800 video camera. I recorded some more interviews. Thanks to Chad Hauschild from Nebraska Independent Film Project, I found Sharonda Harris Marshall, a talented young woman from Alabama to edit the footage. Together we crafted the story of TL and the chicken restaurant turned rock and roll club. By 2019 we were ready for post production.

Then in 2020, COVID19 hit. As if that wasn’t difficult enough, the Lincoln company I hired for color and sound correction deleted my project from their archives right before doing some additional work on the sound. I found out the hard way that you can’t trust everyone in this business. The company screwed up my master files and we lost all the work they did. Then they bailed out of the project. Keeping the payment of course. Sharonda and I basically started over.

But with the help of Jackie Marten, the three of us recovered the project. And now it is done. The place may be closed and the building demolished,
But we I can’t wait for you to see it!

The crew has been hard at work since February. We managed to dig our way out of our house this winter in time to get an interview with Eric Ambel, lead guitarist for Joan Jett at the infamous Drumstick show in March of 1981. Yes, he remembered the Drumstick! The rest of the winter we were hard at work trying to secure music for the documentary and finish up all other interviews. But mostly we’ve been working on the planning for our Omaha fundraiser scheduled for tomorrow, July 3rd. The game is all about funding now. Without it we are dead in the water. With it, all things are possible! We’ve applied for a grant from San Francisco Film Makers. We should hear some news on that by the end of July. Keeping our hopes up for that, but looking at other grants to apply for.

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We are excited to announce that Sharonda Harris Marshall has joined our documentary team as Associate Producer. She is focusing on the creation of a rough edit of already-shot footage for the documentary. 

Bio

Sharonda Harris-Marshall (IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm5074511/?ref_=nv_sr_1) is a Southern-bred independent filmmaker, photographer, and artist. A native of Mobile, Alabama, she is artistically inspired by the colorful, joie de vivre lifestyle and history of the Gulf Coast.

Sharonda graduated in 2008 from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. A juried fine artist working in digital media, photography, and video, Sharonda’s more experimental video work has been displayed publicly in exhibits such as “Projections on Lake” in Pasadena and at the Lower Dauphin District artwalk in Mobile.

Soon after USC, she was hired as a script reader for a boutique production company. In 2010, with her now-husband Joe, Sharonda started Lagniappe Cinemas, an independent production and photography company. In 2015, she received a Masters at Spring Hill College, where she directed and produced the university’s first graduate-level student film. Later in 2015, Sharonda and Joe relocated to Omaha, Nebraska.

Sharonda has worked on several indie feature-length and film productions and is actively producing several projects, including Hail to the Queens, a New Orleans-based documentary, partially financed by CreateLouisiana and ITVS. She also produces independent music videos, one of which won the SouthSounds Music Video category of the South Alabama Film Festival in 2014.

Sharonda currently teaches photography and digital media at Southeast Community College. She is currently serving a 3-year term on the board for the Nebraska Film Association. She is also a member of Professional Photographers of America, Nebraska Independent Film Projects, the USC Trojan Entertainment Network, and the Mobile Arts Council. She writes about diversity, art, and media on Medium.

Help me welcome this lovely, talented, passionate women to the project!