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Dusty Springfield Drama Set to Premiere at the L.A. Shorts Film Festival

Soul of Blue Eye

Soul of Blue Eye

Set in 1970, “The Soul of Blue Eye” tells the story of Dusty Springfield’s decision to record her Platinum selling hit Son of a Preacher Man for Atlantic Records, and the struggles she had as a white gay woman singing black soul music during the tumultuous 1960’s.

Besides having a hit show, “It Must Be Dusty” in England, Dusty was influential in the discovery of Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, and produced dozens of Billboard top 100 hits in her career.

Written and Directed by Jesse Brunt, the film has put a lot of effort into the authenticity of the scenes as well as the tense interaction between Dusty and one particular interviewer who breaks an agreement, and demands to know about her sexual preferences.  “I wanted to tell part of the story about this amazing artist,” says Brunt, who also shot and edited much of the project.  “she created music that has sustained the test of time and she broke new ground for an entire genre which came to be known as Blue Eyed Soul.”

Producer Bob Bekian noted that the tag line, “You know my music, but you don’t know me” really gave insight into the story.  “She was an amazingly talented musical artist who had a genuine desire to help others –which is a refreshing story in today’s world of ‘everyone-out-for-themselves.'”

Producers Bekian and Brunt have a feature length script that they are looking to produce with Nicole Kidman as their first choice to play Dusty Springfield, and have made this short to give people a glimpse into the full story they hope to make.

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“The Soul of Blue Eye” stars Paige Segal as Dusty Springfield, and will be shown at the Laemmle NOHO 7 Theater in North Hollywood on Saturday, July 26th 2014 at 3:15pm.   For more information, email bob@loyalstudios.tv.

For more information about the festival, visit LA Short Fest

To know more about Loyal Studios, visit the Loyal Studios website


Loyal Studios and Bob Bekian host Nicole Scherzinger and Jason Bonham

Jason Bonham on drums

We love music, and as such we love working with the creative artists that bring us that music.  Loyal Studios has been the home for

Nicole Rocks Led Zeppelin's "Black Dog" at Loyal Studios in Burbank California

musicians both known and new –such as Italian rock star “Glam”, Snoop Dogg, Young Dre, Travis McCoy, LMFAO, Fall Out Boy, Cee-Lo, Booda, Ray J,and  popular childrens’ rock star “Riff Rockit” to name a few.

We are more than happy to offer our Burbank facility to the beautiful Nicole Scherzinger, lead singer of “Pussycat Dolls”, and Jason Bonham, son of John Bonham,of the infamous  “Led Zeppelin”.   Against a white studio background , The spot was for ESPN’s NBA Playoff schedule.

“Technically we shot on the Panasonic Varicam system along with a Fisher dolly and a 15’ track system” says Bob Bekian, owner of Loyal Studios.

Jason Bonham and Bob Bekian at Loyal Studios Burbank in front of some of Bekian's original Led Zeppelin posters

“The client wanted a huge light source, so we provided an ARRI T12 10,000 watt source with a huge Chimera,” Bekian added.  “The whole light system with Chimera reminded me of a Volkswagen due to its large size.”

Dolly shot of Jason Bonham at Loyal Studios Burbank

The studio rocked with  Nicole’s beautiful voice singing a Led Zeppelin classic “Black Dog” with Bonham on drums. The spot will air on ESPN during the NBA Playoffs to promote the playoff series.

“Both Nicole and Bonham are incredible performers” added Bekian. “She did that song justice, and John Bonham would be proud to hear his son honor his music the way he does.”  EXTRA came in to cover the story and interview Nicole who confessed she Loves Led Zeppelin and NBA Basketball, which showed in her incredible energy and brilliant performance.

To learn more about Loyal Studios, please visit www.loyalstudios.com or www.bobbekian.com

To see the NBA commercial, please click HERE.

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