On Wednesday, February 21st, students from the P.K. Yonge Laboratory School joined the creators of the film “Ocklawaha: Tales My Father Told” at the WUFT PBS studio for the filming of the “Making of” segment. The objective was to facilitate interaction between the children and key contributors to the project, including producer/writer Steve Robitaille, composer John Gottsch, symphony conductor Sebrina Alfonso, double bassist Jaqueline Pickett, cinematographer Mark Emery, and historian consultant Lars Anderson.

Peter Coyote to narrate the film

Peter Coyote, noted American actor, director, author and Zen, Buddhist priest, has joined the production team of FDE’s film as narrator of Ocklawaha: Tales My Father Told. Coyote is a well-recognized  narrator and a mainstay of documentary filmmaker, Ken Burns. FDE is proud to welcome him to our film project. In addition to work as a narrator, Coyote has worked on films, such as E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Cross Creek, Jagged Edge, Bitter Moon, Kika, Patch Adams, Erin Brockovich, A Walk to Remember and Femme Fatale. Ocklawaha: Tales My Father Told premieres on PBS WUFT on Wednesday, March 20th at 8 p.m. and at the Harn Museum on Friday, March 1st.

Peter Coyote
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