To raise funds to complete, and release, worldwide...Evan Strome, and Jason Ressler's "Sid Bernstein Presents."
""Sid Bernstein Presents..." is a 2010 feature-length documentary film by directors Jason Ressler and Evan Strome about music promoter Sid Bernstein. The film, which stars...Tony Bennett, Lenny Kravitz, Eric Burdon, Stevie Van Zandt, Michael Lang, Tito Puente, Dick Clark, The Rascals, Paul Anka, Shirley MacLaine, and The Moody Blues... chronicles the life of Bernstein in a narrative that Ressler has described as "a film about the American Dream seen through the eyes of one of the greatest promoters in modern history." Bernstein, the "Father of the British Invasion," introduced... The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Herman's Hermits, The Kinks, The Dave Clark 5, as well as a number of other prominent bands of the "Invasion" to America. Bernstein also promoted musicians James Brown, Tito Puente, Ray Charles, The Rascals, Nina Simone, Jethro Tull, and leading rock 'n' roll, blues, jazz, and Latin artists."
In his spare time...Sid was the talent coordinator/booking agent for this ground-breaking series.
"Sid Bernstein Presents..." made its world premiere at the DocNZ Film Festival in Auckland, New Zealand in February 2010.
In their own words...
"Sid Bernstein Story a poignant documentary that shakes it up..."
"Sid Bernstein: The man Who Brought America to the Beatles..." Glyn Emmerson
Gary James' Interview with Sid...
"And despite the indigestion I get thinking about the Academy, I still feel the need to document the successful run of shows that went down there. There were Alan Freed shows that took place in the 50s, but they were not concerts as we know them. Sid Bernstein promoted the first true Rock 'N' Roll shows at the Academy starting with the Beach Boys, and Rolling Stones in 1964, and Hermans Hermits, The Dave Clark 5, The Kinks, The Moody Blues...and the Stones again, in 1966."
"It is my great honor to present to you this telephone interview with Sid Bernstein."
Posted by Happy Nat on October 11, 2010 at 9:46 am.
"The Man Behind The British Invasion"
"Turn Left At Greenland
Or How The Beatles Came To America..."
Billboard; "Bernstein Exits..."
With that said...
The film..."Sid Bernstein Presents," is in need of funds to complete, and release it...worldwide.
Keep in mind, almost all of the artists you admire the most...are yours to enjoy, because Sid delivered them to you, personally!. He had the vision, and the balls, to dare to think, you'd trust his judgment. and you did!.
So get with it, help get his story told to a new generation!.
"Sid Bernstein Presents..." A Documentary's Journey/dedicated to Billy Fields