Trailer Spotlight: Finding Fela

From Academy Award winning director Alex Gibney, Kino Lorber‘s Finding Fela documents the story of Fela Kuti, an African visionary who used his Afrobeat music as a weapon to ignite a revolution against the repressive Nigerian military regime and illuminate his Pan Africanist political beliefs. The film weaves together footage of Fela from the 70’s and 80’s with numbers from the musical adaption of his life as well as interviews with his children, The Roots’ Questlove, choreographer Bill T. Jones, and Paul McCartney among others.

Cutting the trailer for a documentary about this monumental figure in music history was certainly a challenge – for any biographical documentary you need to find the right balance of educating and entertaining.  Read more for insight into the process of creating this trailer.

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June Spotlight: Featurette Round Up

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This month we’re shining the spotlight on a few of our fantastic featurettes that premiered in June.  In the age of over-information it’s hard to get an audience’s attention with just a trailer.  More films are using featurettes as a way to double their marketing efforts, while creating engaging exclusive video content that you wouldn’t find elsewhere.  Check out a few of our recent featurettes after the break.

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