Documentary Short Featuring Jack White's Guitar-Maker Screening at Park City Film Music Festival

"Randy Parsons: American Luthier" profiles Seattle-based guitar-maker whose client list includes Jack White, Jimmy Page, and Joe Perry.
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May 10, 2012 - PRLog -- David Aldrich, an independent filmmaker from Seattle, WA, is pleased to announce that "Randy Parsons: American Luthier" is an official selection for the 2012 Park City Film Music Festival. The award-winning documentary short film will be screened at the Prospector Theatre, in Park City, Utah, on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 12:30 p.m.

"Randy Parsons: American Luthier" is a short documentary film about a Seattle-based guitar-maker whose client list includes Jack White, Jimmy Page, and Joe Perry. The documentary short film has entertained audiences at more than 20 film festivals in the United States. The film has even made it into the finals of the 2012 American Pavilion Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at Cannes, and will be available for screening at the Short Film Corner, Festival de Cannes.

The Park City Film Music Festival (PCFMF) is the first film festival in the United States singularly recognizing the contribution of composers and their music to film. 200 independent films will be shown during the 10-day festival, held in Park City, Utah, May 25 – June 3, 2012. Awards will be given for Best Use of Music in Full-Length Narrative Feature Film, Best Use of Music in Documentary Film, Best Use of Music in Short Film, Best Music Documentary, and Best Performance/Experimental Music Film.

“I am delighted that ‘Randy Parsons: American Luthier’ has been selected to screen at the festival, says the film's director, David Aldrich, who also wrote and performed much of the original film score. Commenting on the often formidable costs associated with using original compositions in a film, Aldrich said, "Having a next-to-nothing budget doesn't mean you can't get good music for your film; it just means you have to be resourceful. I was able to do a lot of the ambient scoring myself, but I needed an elegant instrumental for one particular scene. Fortunately, I happen to be friends with a brilliant composer named Michael Chorney, and he gave me permission to use a piece of music from one of his albums." Michael Chorney is an accomplished guitarist, saxophone player, and composer who is considered to be one of Vermont's most prolific and innovative musicians. Chorney produced two of Anais Mitchell's albums, and he was responsible for the orchestral arrangements in Mitchell's highly-acclaimed folk opera, "Hadestown."

"The people creating the musical score in films are not always recognized for their work. That's why PCFMF is an exceptional film festival; they focus on the impact music has on film, and on documentaries about music subjects, many of which are produced by independent filmmakers like myself," says Aldrich.

"Randy Parsons: American Luthier" will be screening at the Prospector Theatre 3, in Park City, Utah on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 12:30 p.m.  Festival badges, day passes, and individual tickets for screenings can be purchased online at the Park City Film Music Festival website. (
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