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Randy Parsons: American Luthier

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Randy Parsons: American Luthier

February 19, 2016

Randy Parsons: American Luthier is a documentary short about a Seattle guitar-maker whose client list includes some of the greatest guitar players in the world. The film recounts Parsons' transformation from aspiring musician to guitar-maker. The guitar had been Parsons' identity since he was a child, but after studying classical and jazz guitar in college, he realized that he would never make a living as a musician. So he gave it up - and then one day he had a vision of how the guitar would come back into his life. Now he's creating instruments that are sought after by musicians such as Jack White and Jimmy Page. Directed by David Aldrich

American Luthier premiered at the ITSA Film Festival in California and won the Jury Award for Best Documentary. The film has been an official selection in numerous international festivals, screening in the United States, Canada, France, England, Wales, Croatia, Australia and Korea. The film has also been recognized for its cinematography.

About the Filmmaker

David Aldrich is an independent filmmaker, producer, director cinematographer and editor living in Seattle, Washington.

In addition to documentary and commercial film work, he has worked as an independent motorsports journalist, camera operator, editor and field audio engineer while producing Peckhammer TV, a documentary-style web series about people who ride and race motorcycles. David's earliest experimental work as a videographer, editor and actor have been included in numerous shows at Hallwalls Contempory Arts Center in Buffalo, New York.

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