Last night WILLiFEST - the Williamsburg International Film Festival - opened at the Music Hall of Williamsburg with some amazing talent! We have been working with the team at WILLiFEST for some time as they followed the story of an up and coming local band from the Bronx, Graveshift, composed of a team of brothers and sisters who were offered the chance to write the theme song for a nationally syndicated TV show "Live it UP! with Donna Drake."
Frank Radice, our Expert-in-Residence, consulted with the band over the past few months, and agreed to help co-write and produce the song, as he has successfully launched many hits including the Today Show theme song "America's First Family" which ran on the network for eight years.
After walking the red carpet, being interviewed by Alyssa DiLello from Live it UP!, and taking some pics with the band, we took our seats as the show began. Producers Robin Adams and Michael Helman of WILLiFEST introduced local politicians, and then Frank came on stage to talk about his work with the band. And then we were all entertained by this refreshing band's performance of their original song entitled, "The Essence of Life."
Frank Radice with Graveshift
Frank on stage introducing the band.
Graveshift being interviewed by Alyssa DiLello from Live it UP!
The band performing on stage at WILLiFEST!
We are looking forward to more WILLiFEST fun tonight as Locomotive Distribution launches the hip hop horror film "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Kills You," written by Michael "Boogie" Pinckney and executive produced by Spike Lee at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn.