Born into the Gig
featured at the Port Jefferson Film Festival
May 25, 2020 Born into the Gig
was featured at the Port Jefferson Film Festival. As a part of their 2020 Spring “Quarantine Quartet”
the film featuring Sally Taylor along with her brother and other musicians who share the common thread of growing up as the children of musicians in the spotlight.
After the showing of the film there was a Q&A with the Port Jefferson Documentary Series with directors Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, producer Tamara Weiss and subjects in the film Chris Stills and Sally Taylor, moderated by Tom Needham of WUSB radio.
Chris Stills on “finding our tribe.”
Born Into The Gig is a music-driven documentary that follows five singer-songwriters who hope to carve their own musical identity in the shadow of their parents’ iconic greatness. For these ‘children of,’ a career path in music may seem perfectly obvious. But the reality of making it on their own merits in ‘the family business,’ takes each character on a journey fraught with unexpected turns, emotional pain and surprising highs. CHRIS STILLS — son of Stephen Stills and French star, Veronique Sanson / SKIP MARLEY — grandson of Bob Marley /KORI WITHERS — daughter of the hit-maker Bill Withers / BEN and SALLY TAYLOR– children of James Taylor and Carly Simon. While showcasing a new range of talent, Born Into The Gig also goes behind the scenes to hear from the parents themselves, and ultimately explores what it means to find one’s own voice.
Directors/Producers: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner
Producer: Tamara Weiss
Principal Cast: Ben Taylor, Kori Withers, Chris Stills, Sally Taylor, Skip Marley
Just LOVED this film!
New York City
The show and the q and a were terrific. I really enjoyed it!
Loved the show last night! Thank you
— J. and C.
Miller Place, NY
I really enjoyed this documentary, great way to wrap up the quartet. I liked the Q+A as well. Thanks again for pulling this off!
Mount Sinai, NY