Sunday, September 19, 2010


Ever wonder why some people with immense talent are marginalized while others, without such gifts, become household names? That’s one of the questions explored by Who is Duffy Bishop and Why is She Not World Famous?, a documentary on the Seattle blues icon. It will premiere in Seattle on Saturday, September 25 at 7:30 pm in the Ballard High School auditorium.

The documentary was produced by Bryan Johnston (most recently of KOMO and KIRO-TV). It was co-produced by Matt Law-Phipps and Ryan Zemke of the Ballard High School Video Production Program. During their senior year, Matt and Ryan had formed their own production company Space Time Productions. When Bryan Johnston approached teacher Matt Lawrence looking for talented young filmmakers to co-produce his project, Space Time Productions found another client. Bryan mentored the students as they expanded their production skills in a professional environment.

Following the 30-minute documentary, Duffy Bishop will perform live. Proceeds from the event benefit Seattle breast cancer awareness and research. Tickets (sold at the door) will be $10 for adults and $5 for students.