Documentary about George Caleb Bingham
In July, we announced our partnership with the Friends of Arrow Rock, a preservation group dedicated to saving the treasures and structures of the 19th century. Our newest announcement? Wide Awake Films is teaming up with these fine folks to chronicle the life and times of Missouri native and self-taught painter George Caleb Bingham. As we continue to dive into the research process, we’ve been pleased to discover so many interesting connections that this notable artist and notorious politician had on our home state of Missouri.
Here at Wide Awake Films, we’ve been collaborating with the Kansas City Repertory Theatre for about a decade, and since 2006, we’ve filmed every one of their stage performances — lucky us! We like to think of ourselves as part of the KC Rep family, and we’re excited to help them celebrate their 50th Anniversary. As part of the big anniversary celebration, we were thrilled to produce two films announcing the Rep’s Patron Party fundraiser and spectacular annual Fearless Fete – this year, a celebration of the decades, featuring fabulous fashion, tunes and, of course, theatre! The Fearless Fête has become a Kansas City tradition, known as one of the most exciting and unusual fundraisers around town. The proceeds from the Fête help the Rep continue its mission of promoting artistic excellence and inspiring a love of the arts in over 12,000 local students every year through the Rep’s educational opportunities and its community outreach programs.