Artistic director Julianna Emanski elaborates: “We love trashy French harpsichord music, especially Royer’s. Listening to Le Vertigo for the first time, for some reason, scenes of the wild west popped into my head. They stuck. We agreed that this piece should become a silent western.”
Directed by Derrick Robert Brown, the short was filmed at the historic White Elephant Saloon in Fort Worth, Texas. Parts of the script were improvised in the moment. The title of the film The Last Haw came up unexpectedly as the Bartender threw down her apron and spewed the line “You’ve yee’d your last haw!”.
The Last Haw is an example of how Lumedia fulfills its mission to bring early music to life, and reach a wider audience through unexplored mediums. “This award takes that effort to a global audience and expands our organization’s reach in a new way,” said Brown.
Lumedia Musicworks, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, makes their short films available to watch at no cost on their website (www.LumediaMusicworks.com) and YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/c/LumediaMusicworks).
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