TU Film Grad Promotes Documentary "Far Western"

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Film Studies Graduate, Melanie Sweeney, Promotes Documentary by James Payne

TU Film Studies graduate, Melanie Sweeney, checked in on her current work in the industry. Melanie is currently working with feature documentary Far Western brought to you by Oklahoma native, James Payne. Melanie is currently promoting the documentary which is not only a good story, but also is a tribute to American Country & Western music.

Sweeney states, "Far Western is a music-fueled, character driven documentary film about Japan’s history and obsession with Country & Western music.

Tulsa, OK- From the producers of Sweehearts of the Prison Rodeo(HBO), Creek Runs Red (PBS), This May Be the Last Time (Sundance Channel) and Winnebago Man (Kino International), James Payne (director/producer) and his team will soon launch their 30 day Kickstarter campaign to complete the filming of the documentary Far Western.

Far Western is the feature documentary film that tells the story of the transplant and uncanny success of American Country & Western and Bluegrass music to Japan immediately following WWII. Nearly 70 years later, for a devoted group of musicians and fans, the music has become a lifelong obsession. This character-driven film, set in festivals and honky-tonks of modern Japan and the American south, tells this lost chapter of music history.

Over 3 years in the making, Far Western is nearing completion. Filming from Tokyo, Yokohama, Kumamoto to Austin, TX, Guthrie, OK and Nashville, TN, the film will open the door to a fantastic untold chapter of popular music with captivating personal stories.
Bring Far Western to life on the big screen!

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View Trailer: https://vimeo.com/102969703
“Far Western”

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/farwesternmovie/timeline

Twitter: @farwesternmovie

For more information, contact Melanie Sweeney at melaniebsweeney@gmail.com"

Ashley Etter