Laura Archibald is the founder of Red Jasper Films, a production company that mirrors Laura's love of music, her focus on historic and biographic feature films and documentaries and her passion to tell the untold stories of empowered women.
Soon after Laura had the privilege of working with many of her musical heroes in her documentary, "Greenwich Village: Music that Defined a Generation", narrated by Susan Sarandon, And true to her passion Laura moved to develop a new slate of screen titles.
Able to travel in Cuba as a Canadian, Laura begun with "Our Mary in Havana", the biopic of Havana Philharmonic founder and Frank Sinatra neighbour, Mary McCarthy followed by "She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story" a biopic on the first woman inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, "Ladies of Laurel Canyon" a 1960's musical delight, "The Lives of Lorna Moon" on the life of controversial, mercurial screenwriter Lorna Moon, and "Red Ruby Ray" a story on the most revered female investigative journalist of the USA.
Mary McCarthy fell in love with the people of Cuba. Hers is a story that bears witness to the complicated history of a country and the unchanging spirit of a dedicated soul who failed in the literal sense, but succeeded metaphorically in her goal of outliving Castro. A 'riches to rags' story of an interloper who becomes the denizen.Read More