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Available on Amazon Prime, Apple TV & more: The "Little Documentary That Could" Takes Hollywood
By: Bayview Entertainment LLC
Williams with a funny, streetwise New York comic-turned-
whose legendary storytelling skills deliver a combination punch that doubles the laughs?
A comedic gem called "Eye of the Storm," a feature documentary that has amassed a
treasure trove of recognition and awards from national and international film festivals
and is now being distributed by BayView Entertainment on Amazon Prime, Apple TV,
GooglePlay and YouTube [more TBD].
A tour de force conceived, produced and directed by Brooke Harris Wolff, this film
documents the storied showbiz career of Howard Storm, best known for directing
Williams in the first three season of his breakout series Mork and Mindy. "It's the little
documentary that could," said Wolff, who self-financed this labor of love on the
proverbial shoestring budget, stretching that string to its max until she completed the
project in late 2020.
Since then, Eye of the Storm has won 19 Best Documentary awards, among other top
awards, and was shown in 59 film festivals in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Austin,
Chicago and Miami while expanding its international appeal in Paris, Cannes, London,
Oxford, Rome, Florence, Milan, Berlin, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Montreal, Toronto and
Both hysterical and historical, Storm shines as the Maestro of Mirth in this laugh-filled
biopic that steamrolls through five decades of American comedy with tales from
vaudeville (including a clip of Storm's comedian father performing a classic vaudevillian
sketch with him on The Merv Griffin Show) through the mob-ruled era of nightclubs
(highlighting the famed Copacabana) to the sitcoms of the 70s and 80s — all the while
incorporating the spontaneous antics of a young Robin Williams performing at his
improvisational best. And oh what stories this master raconteur exuberantly recalls,
sharing personal anecdotes about a small galaxy of stars including Robin Williams,
Judy Garland, Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Woody Allen, Zero Mostel, Valerie Harper,
Garry Marshall, Don Rickles, Richard Lewis, Penny Marshall, and Cindy Williams.
Highlighted by spontaneous outbursts from Robin Williams interwoven with vintage clips
from classic TV shows and films, Eye of the Storm is Wolff's first venture into
filmmaking. A seasoned writer by trade, she found herself repeating "I think I can, I think
I can," successfully transforming the little documentary that could into the hilarious
documentary that did.
BayView Entertainment can be found online at http://www.bayviewentertainment.com