Cy Dodson has been in the storytelling business for over two decades and is very proud to announce his sophomore directorial The Ragman - A Hobo’s Story Untold. In 2014, Cy completed My Last Breath which screened at several film festivals and also won an Upper Midwest Regional Emmy for Best Documentary. My Last Breath is also in rotation on Twin Cities Public Television through 2018. Cy currently owns and operates his own production company Triumph Pictures, LLC.
The Ragman – A Hobo’s Story Untold is Michael Deering’s first documentary short film credit. An avid photographer, music aficionado and storyteller by trade, for the past 20 years Michael has parlayed his various creative passions into a plethora of opportunities and career-defining experiences. In 2000, Michael launched SuperStarPR™, a boutique PR firm specializing in creative media relations. Never one to pigeonhole his professional forte, over the years he has played a variety of production and segment development roles that include; NFL on CBS, The Tonight Show w/Jay Leno, Animal Planet, Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, NBC Nightly News, Late Night w/David Letterman, Rosie O’Donnell Show and more. Ironically, it was while hosting an annual music festival on his century-old farm, that a simple and timely moment of fate convinced him to collaborate in telling yet another story that had yet to be told.
songwriter, music co-PRODUCER, musician
Casey Call is a musician, producer, lyricist, vocalist, songwriter, filmmaker and visual artist. Call's music career was born out of rather unusual and tumultuous circumstances, upon escaping a childhood spent in the clutches of a strict religious cult, he constructed a small recording studio in the middle of a corn field in northwest Iowa. His unique experience has taken him far from those humble beginnings all the way to sharing the world stage with acts such as Kings of Leon, and AWOLNATION. His unconventional approach to all things creative is most aptly reflected in his work as vocalist, songwriter and driving force behind the Minneapolis based band ENEMY PLANES. While playing a MN music festival in the summer of 2011, Call, along with his bandmates Joe Call and Joe Gamble, happened upon a man in tattered clothes strumming a beat up acoustic guitar by the glow of a lone campfire, his mass of grey curls barely contained by his road worn straw hat. This serendipitous encounter and the passing of a cassette tape with the words, "The Ragman" scribbled across the label, would mark this moment in time as the spark that set in motion the journey now known as The Ragman Project. Initially drawn to the uncanny resemblance of The Ragman to his own late grandfather, Call was given the opportunity to dive into Ragman's body of work consisting of over 100 songs, tasked with narrowing it down to and reimagining an albums worth of material with one single purpose; to bring to life one spirt known as "The Ragman". Call currently resides in Saint Paul, MN and splits his time between the studio and touring abroad. To learn more visit: http://enemyplanes.com
music co-producer, engineer, mixer
Duane Lundy brings a cinematographer’s sensibility to production; he creates soundtracks for the mind in the recording studio. Lundy has shown a flair for delicate, atmospheric touches, both in producing material for other musicians and as a recording artist and composer forTV/Film/Advertising. Stressing emotionality over the technical aspects of making albums, The results of this approach have ranged from the unhinged roots rock of “To The Wind And On To Heaven” by Sunday Valley (Sturgill Simpson), to the understated beauty of “Dear Companion” by Ben Sollee/Daniel Martin Moore/Jim James (Sub Pop).