LEDA

DSLs Available Now / DVD & Bluray (2D/3D) coming April 2023

The Myth Comes to Life as Contemporary Folk Horror in this new and bold reimagining of the Greek myth Leda and the Swan.

Five years in the making, LEDA completed in 2022 as a multi-genre film that straddles MYTHOLOGY and FOLK HORROR with a technical excellence that is unique and cutting edge.

Shot in spectacular STEREO 3D, Leda is available to deliver in 3D as a Bluray 2D/3D unit, as well as a standard 2D DVD.

Winner: Audience Choice Award, Festival of Cinema, New York

Winner: Best Cinematography, Austin Arthouse Film Festival

Winner: Best Art/Experimental Feature, Another Hole in the Head Festival

Winner: Independent Music Awards

Leda and the Swan is a story and subject in art from Greek mythology in which the god Zeus, in the form of a swan, seduces and impregnates Leda. According to later Greek mythology, Leda bore Helen and Polydeuces, children of Zeus, while at the same time bearing Castor and Clytemnestra, children of her husband Tyndareus, the King of Sparta. The subject owed its sixteenth-century popularity to the paradox that it was considered more acceptable to depict a woman in the act of copulation with a swan than with a man.

In this re-imagining of the tale into a contemporary Folk Horror re-telling, Leda lives alone in a family estate. Haunted by a divine presence and recurring memories, she begins to lose touch with reality and time. Her dream-like world spirals into a nightmare of madness as her belly begins to grow.

Director Samuel Tressler IV took on this ambitious production on numerous fronts. Not only is the film in black and white, but it is wordless with cinematography by Nick Midwig (Mars) that will be studied for years to come . The result is an Arthouse cross-over from Ancient Myth to Folk Horror/Thriller.

“Tressler’s film is a captivating fever dream that uses music, sound effects, and startling imagery to weave its magical spell.” – John Seal, Berkeleyside.

There is something nearly museum quality about this film. Highly Recommended” – Jason Zimmerman, The Sound View

The ensemble cast includes Adeline Thery (Are We Not Cats) as Leda / Mother, CC King (The Murder of Nicole Brown) as the Young Leda, Douglas Cathro (A House of Sparrows) as the Father and Nicolle Marquez (The Geometries of Desire) as the cousin as well as others.

2022 / 75 Minutes / English / Black and White / A Film by Samuel Tressler IV

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Margaret Fuller: Transatlantic Revolutionary

Nobody Famous

Her name is Susan Taylor. She goes by Pie and she travels on the folk wind…

NOBODY FAMOUS is the story of Susan Taylor and The Pozo Seco Singers.

The Pozo-Seco Singers were an American folk band that experienced national commercial success during the 1960s. Comprised of Susan Taylor, Don Williams and Lofton Kline, the trio hailed out of Corpus Christi, TX, but once they signed to Columbia Records, their music went national. They are perhaps best known for their 1966 hit “Time“ but that was just one moment in their acclaimed history.

Susan Taylor was the lead singer. She is best known as Taylor Pie, but with her overly friendly, always smiling, and lighthearted humorous persona she prefers to simply be called “Pie”.

When The Pozo-Seco Singers were signed by Columbia Records, they joined a folk force of artists that included Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Barbara Streisand and more. “I felt like I’d made it to the top of the mountain,” says Pie reflectively.

This film is really about Pie and the folk wind she’s traveled on.

Taylor “Pie” (born 1947) hailed out of Jacksonville, Texas, and is most well known as Susan Taylor, a founding member of the Pozo-Seco Singers, whose recording of Michael Merchant’s song “Time” topped the charts in Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles at number one. After the group disbanded, she helped launch the country music career of fellow Pozo, Don Williams. In the 70’s she formed a group called The City Country Band with Richard Frank in New York City. Bette Midler used one of her songs, “Back in the Bars Again” in her “Clams on the Half Shell Review”.

After moving to Stockbridge, MA, Susan took the name Taylor Pie as her professional handle and wrote “Full Grown Fool” with Allen Reynolds which became a country hit for Mickey Gilley. “Just Like Angels,” penned with Dickey Lee, was nominated for a Gospel Dove Award. Tanya Tucker, The Oak Ridge Boys, Don Williams, The Forester Sisters, John Connely, Terri Hendrix, Valerie Smith, The Tuttles, The Lewis Family, Cluster Pluckers and others have recorded Pie songs.

In 2015, Taylor was inducted into the National Traditional Country Music Assn Hall of Fame.

The Cast of Nobody Famous includes:

  • Taylor Pie
  • Don Williams
  • Kathryn Harrison
  • Jan Collins
  • Ron Shaw
  • Jerre Haskew
  • Ruby Lovett
  • Michael Merchant
  • Allen Reynolds

Nobody Famous on the festival circuit includes

  • WINNER: Best Music Documentary Feature, Seattle Film Festival
  • WINNER: Best Documentary, New Jersey Film Festival
  • Official Selection: Nashville Film Festival
  • Official Selection: Toronto Lift-Off Film Festival
  • Official Selection: Sweden Film Awards
  • Official Selection: Festival of Cinema NYC

A few stats worth noting…

  1. “Time” #3 Easy Listening 1966
    • The 51-week charting “Time” was actually the B-Side of a 45.
  2. 8 Songs in the US Pop Charts
  3. “I Believed it All” #8 Easy Listening 1967
  4. “I Can Make it With You” #32 US Pop 1966

2020 / 69 minutes / Color and Black & White / English Language / A film by Elizabeth Ahlstrom

HOW TO ORDER:

Public Performance and Digital Site Licenses are available through Soundview Media Partners. To inquire or to place an order, write to info@soundviewmediapartners.com or simply choose from the options below:

License Options

For group screening prices, please inquire.

In-home/personal use copies are available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3pk99FV

WATCH THE TRAILER

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