Very Productive Pictures and Carl Van Productions are proud to announce the upcoming release of their documentary, Love Letters: Samantha Fish Live from New Orleans, a half hour deep dive into the career of award-winning blues musician Samantha Fish. The film will air twice on New Orleans’s local PBS station, WYES-TV Channel 12, during both weekends of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, on April 29th and May 6th at 9:30pm. Following the WYESairings, audiences will be able to watch the film for free on Samantha Fish’s official YouTube channel starting May 7.
Love Letters was filmed over the summer of 2021 as Samantha prepared to release her 7th album, Faster, and embark on her first tour since the pandemic. Featuring intimate performances, insightful interviews, and narration by NPR’s Gwen Thompkins, this program is a “love letter” to the blues, its rich history, and to the power of human connection through live music.
Primarily filmed at Chickie Wah Wah, a local New Orleans music club, Love Letters was spearheaded by producer Carl Van and is a co-production of WYES, Very Productive Pictures, and Carl Van Productions. The film was co-directed by Marian and Jonathan Evans.