FILMS

Free To Rock

PRODUCED BY NICK BINKLEY
ORIGINAL STORY BY VALERY SAIFUDINOV AND NICK BINKLEY

Free To Rock www.freetorockmovie.com is the story of how American and Western pop culture contributed to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet Union. The original story is by Valery Saifudinov, Nick Binkley and Doug Yeager.  The film is directed by Jim Brown, four time Emmy Award winning music documentary filmmaker. Executive directors and co-producers include Nick Binkley, Stas Namin, Doug Yeager, John Beug and Bill Ivey.  It was 12 years in the making and premiered at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.  It has appeared on American Public Television and has been licensed for broadcast across the world with the US State Department separately licensing and distributing the film throughout Europe, the Baltics, and Eastern Europe. The film features interviews with Billy Joel and John McEuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Mike Love (Beach Boys), Elton John, Valery Saifudinov, former Soviet rocker and now artist on PSB Records, and Stas Namin, the founder of the iconic soviet era underground band, The Flowers. Stas organized the Moscow Peace Festival in 1989 and coordinated the screening of the film at the Moscow International Film Festival in 2017. The film includes performances by Bruce Springsteen in East Berlin, and Roger Waters and Cyndi Lauper at the Wall Concert attended by 350,000 Berliners at the Brandenburrg Gate in 1990.  Also interviewed are former President Jimmy Carter, the “First American Rock and Roll President,” and former President of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev.  The film was financed by PSB Records, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The film’s 501(c)3 partner is the Grammy Museum and Foundation.  (Copyright PSB Records, Inc.)

Old Times

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY ALAN SWYER
PRODUCED BY ALAN SWYER AND NICK BINKLEY

12 minute short. Years after high school, two friends from New Jersey meet again under far more dangerous circumstances. Written and directed by Alan Swyer.

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