Music Video Asheville 2015 at Diana Wortham Theater

Music Video Asheville, now coming into its 8th year, is an annual event that showcases the collaborations between filmmakers and musicians. Area bands submit their music videos and the best 90 minutes of videos are selected for a viewing and awards ceremony at Diana Wortham Theater in Downtown Asheville. The red carpet event is a celebration of the creative, unique and diverse music community of Western North Carolina.

Music Video Asheville 2015
Lush Life Productions
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
Asheville, NC



Brian Adam Smith received his Ph.D. from Emory University in the fall of 2014; his doctoral thesis was on the history and evolution of the music video and its predecessors. As an independent musician and videographer, he has worked with internationally renowned and Grammy award winning artists as well as regional artists close to his hometown of Asheville, NC. He has also lectured at a number of academic conferences around the world including Princeton, Columbia, the University of Puebla, Mexico, and the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She’s been on staff with the local publication since 2003. Alli grew up in Western New York and moved to North Carolina to attend Warren Wilson College. She’s been published in music and lifestyle magazines such as Our State, Metro Pop and Blurt, as well as literary publications such as Asheville Poetry Review and FifeLines. Her debut novel, How to Talk to Rockstars, is available from Logosophia Books in May.

Erin Derham received her MA in History alongside working in entertainment at PBS and Levine Museum as a director and video editor. Today, she is a freelance filmmaker and oral historian for broadcast television, museums, and independent documentaries. Her first documentary feature, Buskin’ Blues, is currently on the festival circuit, having just premiered at Nashville Film Festival. Derham’s current projects include a documentary on Asheville’s own, Julian Price, a variety of music films, and a docu-series on economic development around the world.

Gar Ragland is a music producer, composer, music entrepreneur and the president and co-founder of NewSong Music, an independent artist development company. A native North Carolinian (Winston-Salem), Gar began his music career while a student at the University of Virginia, performing in bands and sharing bills with acts that include the Dave Matthews Band, Gov’t Mule and the Aquarium Rescue Unit. He is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (Grammys), a member of the board of directors of the Asheville Area Arts Council and serves on the Buncombe Cultural Alliance’s leadership council.

Paul Bonesteel took over the family Super 8 camera at an early age capturing images to project upon the wall of the family’s suburban home after dinner. This, along with an eclectic upbringing in the mountains of North Carolina, led to a career of documentary filmmaking and commercial production. For more than ten years he worked as a producer, director and editor in Atlanta, GA, where he was a founding member in the alternative rock band, Chief Seattle. In 1996 he formed his own production company, Bonesteel Films, located in Asheville, NC, specializing in commercials, branded entertainment, short films and programming for television and web. His documentaries, most distributed through PBS, have been screened at numerous international film festivals. Paul’s most recent feature-length film, The Day Carl Sandburg Died, recently won ‘Best Educational Film’ at the International Festival of Films on Art.

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