In conceptualizing the 2004 NAMM museum concert film featuring Don Lewis and his electronic synthesizer “LEO,” Filmmaker Ned Augustenborg drew inspiration from Martin Scorsese’s film, The Last Waltz. “It’s a concert interrupted by a series of dressing room interviews- an inspired format,” Ned explains.Read More
The Ballad of Don Lewis is a story which unfolds on film from the inside-out, thanks to the friendship that has developed between Filmmaker Ned Augustenborg and Synthesizer Pioneer Don Lewis.Read More
It would be easy to entitle this opening blog entry, “The Man Behind the Movie,” but Ned Augustenborg is much more.
His unwavering motivation to keep the dream of bringing “The Ballad of Don Lewis” to the big screen over the past decade- despite personal and professional delays – could cause a lesser-driven director to permanently shelve it.Read More
While producing the documentary “The Ballad of Don Lewis” (currently in post-production), one of the earliest trails led to Ikutaro Kakehashi and the story of his and Don Lewis's friendship and collaboration that covered almost 50 years. Mr. Kakehashi’s interviews and story became an integral part of the documentary, which provides historical context to the early development of Electronic Music. For me, the opportunity to meet, and interview, Mr. Kakehashi was truly an honor. I became aware of his deep commitment to music and and the artists whose lives he touched world over.Read More
I've been busy with documentary proposals and grant related writing as of late. Everything seems to be falling into place. Our rough cut showing on April 16 is showing exceptional promise, due to the positive attitude and diligent efforts of Julie Lewis.