The Rainstorm

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  • Format TV Series
  • Status In Development
  • Genre Drama | Historical
  • Language en_US
  • Audience Young Adults | Adults
  • Rating PG-13
  • Synopsis

    The Marvelous Musical Prodigy, Blind Tom: The Negro Boy Pianist, Whose Performances at the Great St. James and Egyptian Halls, London, and Salle Hertz, Paris, Have Created Such a Profound Sensation. Anecdotes, Songs, Sketches of the Life, Testimonials of Musicians and Savant, and Opinions of the American and English Press, of "Blind Tom."

     

    May 25, 1849 and African-American composer and pianist “Blind Tom” Wiggins was born and diagnosed as an

    &I quote an "autistic savant”. For the first several years of his life, Toms only sign of human intelligence was his interest in sounds and an uncanny ability to mimic them. He began playing the piano by age the age of six and began improvising on the piano and creating his own musical compositions. Tom would go on to perform world classics, concerts for royalty and even a command performance before President Buchanan at the White House, with the press referring to him as “the greatest pianist of the age” whose “skills surpassed Mozart”. Mark Twain wrote about him and marveled at the man and to this day has no tribute or adequate place in History, whether it be Black, Music, or Textbook..

Synopsis

The Ballad of Blind Tom Wiggins

The Marvelous Musical Prodigy, Blind Tom: The Negro Boy Pianist, Whose Performances at the Great St. James and Egyptian Halls, London, and Salle Hertz, Paris, Have Created Such a Profound Sensation. Anecdotes, Songs, Sketches of the Life, Testimonials of Musicians and Savant, and Opinions of the American and English Press, of "Blind Tom."

 

May 25, 1849 and African-American composer and pianist “Blind Tom” Wiggins was born and diagnosed as an

&I quote an "autistic savant”. For the first several years of his life, Toms only sign of human intelligence was his interest in sounds and an uncanny ability to mimic them. He began playing the piano by age the age of six and began improvising on the piano and creating his own musical compositions. Tom would go on to perform world classics, concerts for royalty and even a command performance before President Buchanan at the White House, with the press referring to him as “the greatest pianist of the age” whose “skills surpassed Mozart”. Mark Twain wrote about him and marveled at the man and to this day has no tribute or adequate place in History, whether it be Black, Music, or Textbook..

  • Producers Paul Martino

    Humble beginnings in the mailroom ultimately led to a desk in the Below The Line Production Department at United Talent Agency under Wayne Fitterman (now WME Partner.) He went on to work with Producer Gil Adler and Director Darren Arronofsky on The Fountain. The film was was set to be filmed in Australia. However, the project was cancelled two weeks before principal was set to begin. However, during the interim, Paul met his now wife of 16 years.

    Sacha Rodríguez

    A producer who is passionate about making films, Sacha Rodriguez joins Gabriel Beristain, and together, they lay the foundations for Vedado’s filmed entertainment division, produce a feature length documentary and the feature film "Havana Kyrie" starring Franco Nero and Ron Perlman - and embark on development of a new slate of screen titles including the upcoming feature film "The House of Abraham Phillips", in collaboration with The Lan Film Company in Wales.

  • Executive Producer Gabriel Beristain

    Gabriel Beristain is an internationally celebrated Feature film and television Cinematographer with a vast resume of well known films and television shows. Recently he has evolved into directing and as a producer he is developing a solid slate of cross over projects mainly through his Company Vedado Films.