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It All Begins with a Song

Directed by Chusy
Documentary Feature
USA | 85 min | 2018

We all hum their tunes. We know their words by heart. And we tell the story of our own lives through their art. Yet, few of us know their names. This is a film about one of the most important and unknown, forces in music: The Nashville Songwriter.

We will tell their story in a way it has never been told. We will document their struggles. From paying their dues to working through their creative process. We will celebrate their success. From the eureka moment of uncovering that musical gem that turns into a hit to receiving a Grammy and hearing how their words and music change people’s lives.

But most of all, we pay tribute to the most valuable resource in the music industry today.

All Begins with a Song - Chusy

All Begins with a Song - ChusyChusy
Born and raised in Venezuela, Chusy has lived and worked in Europe, Latin America, and the U.S. A former executive creative director of a blue-chip international advertising agency, Chusy attended the Director’s Program at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, California and received an MFA in directing. There he made, Monkey Park, a short film starring Tim Roth, Amanda Plummer and Ray Wise. His first film, Anywhere, USA, won the Special Jury Prize at Sundance, awarded by a Quentin Tarantino-led jury. In 2011, Chusy was asked to present a work in progress of his documentary film, Gigante, as part of a TED talk he gave in San Francisco. Chusy was featured in an episode of Made, the uplifting MTV show where he helped a teen with learning disabilities make a film. He is the father of two beautiful children, speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish, and French with working knowledge of Italian and German, and is an inveterate flosser.

Film Information

Directors:  Chusy
Country: USA
Year: 2018
Language: English
Runtime: 85 min
Rated: PG


Writer: John Godsey
Producer: Kelli Shannon, Andy O’Neil, Joshua Indenbaum, Deana Ivey
Cinematography:Tim Cofield

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