Don Lewis Takes on the Vocoder

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.

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Julie Lewis
So Much More than Words and Music

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.

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Julie Lewis
Ned Augustenborg: One Driven Documentarian

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. 

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Julie Lewis
Rest In Peace Mr. Kakehashi

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.

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Julie Lewis
Updates

Hi all,
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.

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Julie Lewis