“I Don’ Been Through The Snake’s Skin & Come Out Clean” (preview clip)
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-Past Premiere Screening Cities & Venues-
- 12/11/2014 – New Orleans, Louisiana at Dillard University Chapel, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, La 70122. Co-sponsored by The Alliance Community Engagement -&- 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans
- 12/8-9/2014 – Opelousas, Louisiana at the Historic Delta Grand Theater, St. Landry Parish – 120 S. Market Street 70570
- 02/04/2014 – San Antonio, Texas. SA Central Library Downtown 600 Soledad St. San Antonio, TX 78205 – http://www.mysapl.org 6:30 pm
- 02/06/14 – Washington, DC at Union Temple Baptist Church – 1225 W St SE, Washington, DC 20020 7:00 pm. Filmmaker Q&A after screening.
- 12/05/13 – New York, NY at the 21st Annual African Diaspora Independent Film Festival. Columbia Teacher’s College – www.nyadiff.org
- 11/20/13 – Washington, DC. True Reformer Building 1200 U St. NW Featuring: Filmmaker, Ada M. Babino, Fred “Texas Zydeco Cowboyz” Carter, Cultural Anthropologist Tracey Graham, and Historian C.R. Gibbs.
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Jezebel is seeking funding for our next documentary slated to produce a Biopic on legendary jazz bassist, William “Keter” Betts, entitled:
“Keter Betts: Musical Disciple”
One of the priceless treasures of documenting people in the video/film medium, and capturing music and voices through audio recordings, is that subjects are allowed to have eternal life. Audiences around the world are allowed to view their lives rich with experiences and contributions to the larger society and share with the next generation. Keter Betts: Musical Disciple will expose and educate audiences to one of many musical legends who helped to create universal music that soothes the soul, and heals the spirit.
Preview a 6-minute sample of director, Ada M. Babino’s Keter work-in-progress by clicking on the Keter Betts menu in the top box on the right.
Keter’s work-in-progress needs completion funds to finish. The goal is to complete this documentary to commemorate his 85th birthday in July 2013. This documentary will give us privy to his treasurable experiences, fascinating history, captivating performances and see him actively involved in jazz education that has enriched the lives of young musicians and exposed youth to this American classical music.
This project preserves the legacy of a renowned jazz bassist who has bestowed vast contributions to the music that he feels God had ordained for him to play, teach, and inspire others. William “Keter” Betts is a champion of the American music; a jazz great to honor and preserve through a documented journey that spanned sixty years of musicianship, living out his passion, transcending bigotry, overcoming segregation and societal challenges. A bass fiddle was his weapon of choice in this struggle to create the soothing sounds of jazz music. This universal biopic uses a unique and soulful approach of personifying the bass instrument to narrate the story, and explore jazz times, issues and history of a jazz master who has made a substantive difference to timeless music.
Jazz is life changing! A small-town boy who grows up to travel the world playing jazz music will inspire audiences worldwide. Betts played with an impeccable rhythm section complimenting notable jazz Divas. He was a part of Dinah Washington’s first trio, Ella Fitzgerald’s sideman for 24 years. He was also a major contributor to the melodic samba sounds of Stan Getz and Charlie Bird. Like so many unsung jazz greats, his life’s contribution is a testimony that must continue to live, and thrive in the annals of jazz history. Beyond those who were blessed with the presence of hearing and seeing master musicians; their lives would otherwise go unnoticed by commercial media and television stations. Therefore, the support of this documentary is vital in assisting to keep jazz treasure’s legacy alive for future generations to experience.
In the spirit of community filmmaking your donations go a long way – You can donate to our fiscal sponsor, WIFV:
– Women In Film & Video (DC Chapter) – www.wifv.org. To contribute to the documentary, “Keter Betts: Musical Disciple” – Charitable donations can be also be made out to our Fiscal Sponsor, Women In Film & Video, WIFV by clicking on:
Other Community Funded projects in Support of Jezebel Filmworks
The SNAKE’S SKIN 46 day Indiegogo.com Jezebel Filmworks Fundraiser
Phenomenal Community Support allows project to progress
SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THAT CONTRIBUTED
(On-line Contributions totaled – $6,440 dollars)
Hosanna! Giving THANKS to God for a life that’s filled with both abundant blessings and the infinite ability to allow struggles to turn in to challenges that make us stronger, wiser, humbler and apt to imagine our visions into fruition. It is evident that my wealth lies in my ancestry, family, friendships, acquaintances and comrades, who have believed, encouraged, empowered, and stimulated in me, what’s possible.
My grandparents never traveled on plane or a distance outside of their world of Louisiana and Texas; yet, the 109 contributors who donated to this project will allow their spirit to soar well beyond the heavens to people and places that see value in their lives, family memories and stories that will live on through the life of this documentary that you have given credence through with your support and well wishes. THANK YOU all for your support during this 46-day journey through this phase of my snake’s skin – It’s been very refreshing and renewing; a perfect segue to Easter and springtime. Total funds raised on-line = $6,400. –Ada M. Babino, Filmmaker
Summary Stats of Fundraiser:
Visitors: 734 Views: 1,325
Funders: 109 Referrals: 1,899 Contributions: $6,440
This fundraiser ran a total of 46 more days, and ended on Good Friday, April 6, 2012
“I Don’ Been Through The Snake’s Skin and Come Out Clean” — is a very personal documentary on my Louisiana grandparents and the legacy that they passed on to three generations of my family. To have saved this video footage which was recorded over 25 years ago is a priceless treasure that allows the history of my maternal family to live on forever in my mind, heart and spirit.
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Film Production Services
JEZEBEL FILMWORKS is an African American-woman owned video and film service company that specializes in planning and producing creative productions such as: industrial videos, music videos, public service announcements, documentaries, commercials, video vignettes, narratives, magazine show segments and video resumes webinars and blogs. Jezebel also acts as a publicist, community film outreach coordinator for other independent filmmakers and their works. In addition, Nommo Speaker’s Bureau was created under Jezebel Filmworks to book independent filmmakers for speaking engagements across the country.
Jezebel was founded in 1993 by Ada M. Babino, an independent producer/director who has worked on a variety of projects over the past twenty years. The company is open to produce an array of projects, however, its primary focus is to target programs that are uniquely from an African American perspective; works that counter stereotypes, make creative advancements, and are reflective of the vast experiences in the African Diaspora community. Through the assistant of granting agencies and community support, Jezebel Filmworks produced the docu-drama on hair entitled Middle Passage –N- Roots which has aired on Showtime Networks and select PBS stations. It has also screened at a number of domestic and international film festivals.
Middle Passage –N- Roots. Through the assistance of granting agencies, family and community support, Jezebel Filmworks produced its first hair docu-drama entitled Middle Passage -N- Roots,one of the earliest programs on the politics of Black hair to air on any major cable network, Showtime, as well as select PBS stations nationwide. It has also screened at a number of domestic and international film festivals. Do you have a concept or idea to develop? Do you have a story to tell? Contact Jezebel to bring your ideas to life.