Broadway World said our film is "A soaring and epic testimonial to the creative process." We're grateful for this stunning review of 'Riders of the Purple Sage: The Making of a Western Opera."
It was an honor to sit down with Dr. Mark Sublette from Medicine Man Gallery and talk about Ed Mell's stage design for the opera "Riders of the Purple Sage" and how the landscape of the Southwest influences my filmmaking.
Thank you to Mark Sublette at Medicine Man Gallery for having me on his Art Dealer Diaries podcast to talk about my evolution as a filmmaker and Ed Mell's monumental stage set for the opera "Riders of the Purple Sage." We're delighted to unveil the film that explores the creative process of Ed mell, Zane Grey, and composer Craig Bohmler. "Riders of the Purple Sage: The Making of a Western Opera" premieres March 25 to April 11th at Watch.RidersOperaFilm.com
KRISTIN ATWELL FORD - Art Dealer Diaries, Part 1
A year without theatre. It's been tough on a lot of people. Singers, musicians, costumers, stagehands, and audiences.
The climax of our film is when the audience witnesses the opera for the first time. Sharing our film with our audience is what we have been working for the last eight years.
We are launching "Riders of the Purple Sage: The Making of a Western Opera" to help singers, musicians, and essential theatre workers make it through to the day we can create art together again.
The film’s streaming premiere will benefit The Actors Fund, a national nonprofit that provides a safety net for creatives sidelined by the pandemic.
Join us anytime from Thursday, March 25th to Sunday, April 11th.
Tickets are $10: watch.RidersOperaFilm.com
For those of you in our creative posse who've had a rough go during Covid closures, if you work professionally in theater, film, television, music, opera, radio or dance, The Actors Fund likely has a program that can help. Services include emergency financial assistance, affordable housing, counseling, secondary career development, and more.
Creative professionals can apply for emergency pandemic grants at:
Thanks for being our audience, and for helping performers and artisans make it through until the curtain goes back up!