Here’s the first edited video from last month’s “Over the Pavement” festival of improvisational and experimental music at Trinosophes in Detroit. Thollem McDonas is a world-renowned pianist currently based in Santa Fe, NM. Here is his bio on Wikipedia. Thollem is currently on tour in northern Italy.

I will be posting more clips here as they are completed. This is a lot of editing and will take some time. A DVD of festival highlights in 5.1 surround will be released later in 2015.

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Over The Pavement Preview

In: Filmmaking

I spent the snowy first weekend in February at a gallery and performance space called Trinosophes, in the Eastern Market area of Detroit, recording video and audio of a unique festival of experimental and improvisational music, Over The Pavement. I’m working on a full-length DVD of festival highlights, but meanwhile, here are a few preview clips.

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“So Long, Goodbye” — A Tribute to Tommy Osh

Recorded Live June 14, 2014, at the Rex Theater, Southside, Pittsburgh, PA. Featuring The Ultimatics, Torn & Frayed, Norman Nardini, the Bessemers, Trash Vegas, Motorpsychos, Dirty Charms, the Cheats and more!

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Veteran indie producer Ted Hope, whose credits include 21 Grams by Oscar-winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu, talks about Five Crucial Things We Want From Movies. Short, sweet, and definitely to the point.

Ted has gone back to producing after stints with the Fandor movie streaming service and the San Francisco Film Society. Here’s his master list of distribution case studies, a useful resource for those of us looking for ways to get our films in front of wider audiences.

Not surprisingly, the first lawsuits have been filed by broadband providers seeking to reverse the Federal Communication Commission ruling on net neutrality. .

Meanwhile, President Obama this week created a collaborative effort of 25 federal agencies intended to reduce government barriers to broadband deployment in all 50 states. The Broadband Opportunity Council will promote public/private partnerships aimed at getting more Americans onto the high-speed Internet.



Tom Weber Films LLC is a producer and distributor of films about music, including the feature-length documentary Troubadour Blues. We also produce artist profiles, electronic press kits, music videos, multi-camera live concert programs and narrative films. We act as distributor for other filmmakers in the North American and international markets. Welcome to our website.


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