EXCLUSIVE: Here’s first footage from Little Satchmo, a feature documentary about legendary American trumpeter Louis Armstrong starring his daughter, who kept her familial link hidden for years.
The project comes from director John Alexander and Crook and Nanny Productions, who previously made the Rudy Love pic This Is Love.
Little Satchmo has been adapted from Sharon Preston-Folta’s memoir. She unveiled her connection to Armstrong in 2012, decades after he died. Preston-Folta also narrates the project, which entered production during the pandemic and managed to shoot in New Orleans, New York and Sarasota FL
Music supervision and assistant direction comes from Emmy winner and Grammy nominee Eddie Korvin. The project is sponsored by the Southern Documentary Fund and has support from PBS Reel South. Festival premieres are being eyed for 2021.
JC Guest and Lea Umberger produced. Sharon Preston-Folta and Susan Houston are executive producers. Emily Bonavia, Ann Garvey, Muriel Minot, Terrence Beasor, and Tom and Jennifer Cotter are co-producers.
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