Sam Bush film wins Nashville film festival

Revival: The Sam Bush Story wins Nashville Film Festival awardRevival: The Sam Bush Story, which debuted last week during the Nashville Film Festival, was announced as the winner of the festival’s Audience Choice Award for best music documentary. It had two showings during the festival, and the premiere turned into a major news event in the Nashville media.

Co-director Kris Wheeler expressed gratitude for the award, and the support he and his partner Wayne Franklin have received.

“This award is a testament to the love, respect and admiration we all have for Sam Bush. We’re grateful to the audiences who turned out to support Revival, and grateful to everyone who has encouraged and supported us along the way.”

Franklin mentioned how impressed he was by the love that Nashville showed for his subject.

“When you spend two hours doing photo shoots and interviews on the red carpet, it certainly isn’t because of the two of us. That’s all about Sam.”

Bush took it all in stride, even joking about the experience of watching his life story on screen.

“It was flattering, watching all your friends say nice things about you, but it was a little like reading your own obituary.”

Here are a few shots from the red carpet premiere.


You can watch the trailer for Revival here.

Wheeler and Franklin have the film entered in several more film festivals this year, with decisions about consumer distribution to be made in the near future.

Details about future showings will be posted on Facebook.

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