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A big goal for 45RPM, besides telling a story, was to showcase local artists. By attending tomorrow night’s advanced screening you’ll have a chance to support artists who contributed to our film in a big way. At The Screening: Original animation cell artwork used in the film for sale Art prints of Mandy Maxwell’s original “Charlie” [...]
In my research for 45RPM, I came across an amazing wealth of Arkansas-specific information on the Pysch Of The South website and a killer compilation of early garage rock, which I talked about here. Harold Ott, Arkansas’s own homegrown authority on garage rock, has released another fantastic compilation Lost Souls Volume 3 I have been [...]
Tanner Smith, a young Arkansas filmmaker and actor, put together some great documentation of our shoot day at Dean’s Laundromat in Pocahontas, Arkansas while he was on set playing the role of “Ted.” You can find more of Tanner Smith’s work here and his insightful movie reviews on the T Tauri Galaxy.
The character of Shirley is that of a faded former cheerleader, with a knack for tacky crafts, holding dear to her high school glory days. We are very pleased to announce that Natalie Canerday has accepted the role of Shirley. Natalie is a wonderful addition to our cast and we are proud to have her. [...]
In the film the character of Francis is a loving friendly woman who has lived and worked on a farm her whole life and helps Charlie to understand her past. We are thrilled to announce that Candyce Hinkle has accepted the role of Francis! She is incredibly talented and perfect for the character. Watch her [...]
Justin Vinson is a country boy at heart, born and raised in Lake City, Arkansas, which he affectionately refers to as “Home of the Lake City Catfish.” Considering he grew up surrounded by the St. Francis River, cotton fields and southern churches, it’s no wonder that six years ago with the creation of his [...]
Singer-songwriter David Whitehead of Asheville, North Carolina, has been performing his old-time country influenced music since 2005 under the moniker Youell Swinney. The name refers to a dark corner of Arkansas history, the unsolved Texarkana Moonlight Murders of 1946, and is a fitting match for the pensive, somber topics his songs tend to deal with. [...]
Mandy Maxwell working on various paintings for the upcoming feature film 45 RPM. Mandy is a visual artist located in Paragould, Arkansas. You can see more of her work at mandyatlarge.com The song “Man With The Old Brown Sack” is from the upcoming album Poor Man’s Lament by Arkansas native Youell Swinney youellswinney.bandcamp.com
45 RPM’s own Kandi Cook recently made this fantastic stopmotion of her family’s beach vacation. Goodbye boring family videos and 100s of lame pictures of family members trying to avoid the camera. Documentary animation is the way to go! Amazing song by Wavves too. Kandi Cook will be contributing photography and production design elements to [...]
I am fascinated by the sound of the cigarbox guitar Jacob Adams built. He was kind enough to let me record him practicing. You’ll be hearing more about Jacob & this instrument from 45 RPM soon but until then you can read about these amazing handmade creations here.