When 81-year old Leo “Bud” Welch from the Mississippi backwoods released his debut record “Sabougla Voices” in 2014, he took the Blues world by surprise: Where has this guy been for the past 60 years? Why has nobody ever heard of him?
When he started playing 10-15 shows every month and even started getting invitations to Europe and Africa, more questions arose: How is this possible for a guy his age? Who makes all these shows happen?
Answers are given in LATE BLOSSOM BLUES, a feature-length documentary about Leo “Bud” Welch and his very late rise to stardom. It’s the quintessential Blues story – a story about poverty, about work in the cotton fields and the woods, about The Lord and The Devil, and of course a story about life, that reminds us that it’s never too late to live your dream.
FESTIVALS Winner North Carolina Film Award *BESTE MUSIKDOKUMENTATION*, NEO International Film Festival’17, *PUBLIKUMSPREIS*, Naples International Film Festival, 2017 *HONORABLE JURY MENTION* Noida International Film Festival, 2017, Crossing Europe, 2017, Diagonale, 2017, Hofer Filmtage, 2017, IIPM Festival, 2017, Frederick Filmfestival, 2017, Clarksdale Filmfestival, 2017, Festival de cine de Portoviejo, 2017, Int’l Festival Sarajevo, 2017, Oxford Film Festival, 2017, Bergamo Film Meeting, 2017, Queens World Filmfestival, 2017, Dingle Film Festival, 2017, Festival de cine de San Lorenzo, 2017, Asbury Park Music & Film Festival, 2017, Bentoville Film Festival, 2017, Cayman Island International Filmfestival, 2017, Ethocineca – Int’l Documentary Film Festival, 2017, Bluesharp Festival, 2017, International Festival Sarajevo “Sarajevo Winter”, 2017, Mediawave International Filmfestival, 2017, Buddha International Film Festival, 2017, Great Message International Film Festival, 2017, Grossmann Fantastic Film Festival, 2017, Bangkok Thai International Film Festival, 2017, Clones Film Festival, 2017Oregon State International Film Festival, 2017, Coronado Island Film Festival, 2017, Doc’n’Roll Film Festival London, 2017, Bangkok Thai International Film Festival, Sierra International Film Weekend, Bolivia, Cuzko Underground Cinema Festival, Peru, Four Seasons Film Festival, Vienna Sugar Blues Festival
Director: Stefan Wolner, Wolfang Pfoser-Almer DOP: Viktor Schaider Sound: Gerald Rauscher Editor: Lisa Zoe Geretschläger Sound Design: Primitive Studios Colograding: 61colograding Producers: Stefan Wolner, Wolfgang Pfoser-Almer Funded by Land Oberösterreich, Land Niederösterreich, AWS