Service to Man will be screening as an official selection at the following festivals:
Click on the festival link to find location and ticketing details.
This makes the 5th award the film has earned to date at festivals around the country. The other awards include:
Service to Man won the Audience Choice award at 2016 Sidewalk Film Festival!
Sidewalk, considered one of the top-25 film festivals in the United States, screens 250 films over a 3-day period in Downtown Birmingham, Alabama. At the conclusion of every film, the audience is asked to score the movie, voting for their favorites. On the Sunday morning at 10 a.m, a large crowd gathered for a screening of Service to Man at the historic Carver Theater. Despite the early time slot, the audience was responsive (they laughed, they cried) and loved the film; their votes garnered Service to Man the prestigious Audience Choice Award!
The sound mix for Service to Man is complete!
Thanks to the diligent work of Re-recording Mixer Zac Schmidt, and the generosity of the Chicago Recording Company (CRC) studios, the sound design, editing and mixing for the film has been finished. It’s amazing how much the film is affected by the work: composer Tom Wolfe’s music sounds richer, our actors’ dialog clearer, and the actions scenes more intense.
Company 3, a major player in the film color correction game, has agreed to work on Service to Man. Check out an example of colorist Paul Galati’s early work.
Service to Man was inspired loosely by real events and firmly by a real place: Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN, located directly across the street from historic Fisk University.
While the film certainly takes dramatic license with the events, we made every attempt to capture the spirit, look and feel of Meharry in the late 1960s. Below are photographs from the Meharry archives from the period, along side images from the film itself.