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UP TO SNUFF (documentary feature)

The excesses of rock and roll success lead a Texas musician to Hollywood, where he overcomes addiction and becomes one of the most beloved composers in television history, inspiring and enriching the lives of all he encounters along the way.

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up to snuff - THE MOVIE   


Millions of people have been touched by his music, yet few know the journey, hardships and triumphs of American musician and composer
W.G. Snuffy Walden. Friends and collaborators share personal stories, laughs and insights about this generous soul who overcame the excesses of rock and roll to find success as one of the most beloved composers in television history.

Infused with Snuffy’s music throughout, the film features luminaries from television, film and music, including Aaron Sorkin, Martin Sheen, Tom Arnold, Timothy Busfield, Fred Savage, Marshall Herskovitz, Steve Lukather, Chaka Khan, Amy Keys and Eric Burdon, and scenes from The West Wing, Wonder Years, Sports Night, and thirtysomething.


Featured in the film are...


production CREW

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Mark Maxey


Emmy award-winning producer best known for television specials The Honors: A Salute to American Heroes, National Memorial Day Parade, and On Stage at the Kennedy Center with Marvin Hamlisch. Mark's work has appeared on ABC, CBS, CNN, Discovery, FOX, MSNBC, MTV, NBC, and PBS.

Over the past two decades, Mark's productions have included Tom Arnold, Ed Asner, Kevin Bacon, Bret Baier, Ernest Borgnine, Dean Cain, Brian Dennehy, Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Ken Howard, Taylor Kitsch, James Madio, Joe Mantegna, Julianne Moore, Sean Murray, Mickey Rooney, Mike Rowe, Pat Sajak, Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Gary Sinise, Tom Sizemore, Aaron Sorkin, Kevin Spacey, Kiefer Sutherland, Jon Voight, Judy Woodruff and three U.S. Presidents.

Musicians with whom Mark has worked include Alanis Morissette, Beach Boys, Blues Traveler, Bonnie Bramlett, Colin Hay, Five for Fighting, G.E. Smith, Hootie & the Blowfish, J. Geils, Jimmy Buffett, Michelle Branch, Pat McGee, Rick Derringer, Sheryl Crow, Sister Hazel, Steven Van Zandt and Snuffy Walden.

Maxey is a member of the Producers Guild of America, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, National Association of Television Program Executives, American Film Institute, and is co-founder and chairman of the Washington West Film Festival.

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Gino Scofidio


Award-winning producer and editor with more than 20 years of experience with productions for major cable television networks, documentary films, corporate and government video. Gino has worked extensively with the Discovery Channel, HBO, ESPN, National Geographic Channel, Lifetime Television and TV One. Along with being a prolific storyteller, he is an accomplished musician in his spare time, bringing a strong sense of pacing and a unique understanding to the importance of flow and sound design to all his projects.  

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Narrative, documentary, music video and corporate work has taken this visual troubadour around the world. He's filmed and collaborated with the likes of Greta Gerwig, Iggy Pop, Kevin Spacey, Alan Rickman, Danny Glover, Joe Mantegna, James Madio, Ed Asner, Evan Ross, Tom Sizemore, Bobby Cannavale, Andy Dick, Corey Haim and the Four Tops. Shawn's short film, Three Fingers, screened to critical acclaim across the national film festival circuit with 12 official selections, 5 festival wins, and 3 jury prizes.


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