23rd Apr 2012Posted in: News Comments Off
Revisiting Stony IslandThe development of Stony Island began long before there was a script, from spending time with and shooting images of my brother Richie and his friends. I had been doing this for over a year when I met Tamar Hoffs, who had a brother with a similar story to mine. They were both musicians, white kids who loved the blues, Muddy Waters and all the great artists from South Side. I shared my research and images with Tammy, and we began working together on a screenplay. We called it Stony Island, after an area of Chicago that was a vortex of black/white South Side culture and had real significance to both of us.