Creating this documentary about my father with @superchrisjones has opened up a world of stories I’ve never heard, and people I never thought I’d get the chance to meet!
One of our interviews for “Follow the Art” was with Al Slote. Al held my father in his arms when he was 2 days old. Can you imagine that? It was tough to track him down for this interview, but somehow we got in touch. Al worked at the University of Michigan TV Center with my grandpa(pictured above). They both wrote and produced films for educational television and were great buddies. Al went on to write multiple books, and is well known and celebrated for his works. I have never met my grandpa, but I walked out of this experience feeling like I knew my grandpa and gained another.
This project is more than a documentary about my father. It shares the importance of reconnecting, and the power of art in education. It celebrates artists of all mediums, and gives them a place to share their story. It shows the incredible impact that one person can have on the lives around them, enough to drive them into new directions!
What we are doing is so important, so thank you to everyone involved in this project that has become larger than life. We cannot wait to share it with you all!
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