About the Production

For 3 years a dedicated team of Film and Television, Sound Design, and Motion Media Students from the Savannah College of Art and Design have undertaken the task of researching the life and accomplishments of Ben Tucker to produce a documentary honoring the Savannah Jazz legend. After partnering with the Friends of Ben Inc., the crew raised funds for principle production, traveling across Savannah and the South-East to conduct interviews with musicians, family members, and other major figures in Ben’s life.

Steeped in the culture and music of Savannah, and scored with Tucker’s last album, Sweet Thunder, the film explores Ben’s passion for Jazz, golf, and his dedication to helping those around him.

In Tune – The Ben Tucker Story was an official screener of the 2017 SCAD Savannah Film Festival, and went on to air on Georgia Public Broadcast in February 2018.

The Filmmakers

GARRET BRAUN (Executive Producer, Co-Director, Post Supervisor) is a recent graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A in Film and Television Production. With a focus in editing and post-production, he enjoys working on documentaries, non-narrative content, and anything that gets him in an AVID timeline.

CHARLY LOUISE (Co-Director, Producer) is a highly motivated, versatile creative producer who enjoys the challenge of balancing creative vision with business negotiations. Originally hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, she ventured South to complete her B.F.A in Film and Television at the Savannah College of Art and Design. As a producer with an emphasis on documentary, she is actively involved in all stages of production; she strives to generate emotionally driven content that shifts viewer’s perspectives and opens the door to new conversations surrounding identity.

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