Now new exec producer Jamie Foxx is "presenting" Thunder Soul to help bring attention to the Roadside Attractions release (September). "I can’t wait to share Thunder Soul with the world so that everyone can enjoy this one of a kind experience," says Foxx. "It’s such an entertaining and inspirational story that touches your soul and awakens the human spirit in the way that only love and the power of music can.”
See Landsman's SXSW video interview with PBS below.
Landsman raced to Houston to nail the film rights after pulling his car to the side of the road to hear an NPR story about how the legendary 70s Kashmere h.s. band was reforming to honor their teacher. Landsman googled “Conrad Johnson” and reached first the son, then the father. It was a good thing he hastened, because other filmmakers came right behind him. He was planning to research a fiction movie, but as he shot the unfolding story, it turned out so well that the documentary resulted.