Free at last

Picture 1Sounds & Echoes storyteller (and renaissance woman) Jillian Mertz is working on the latest film from Director Yony Leyser (William S. Burroughs: A Man Within) called Desire Will Set You Free.  Set in Berlin’s vibrant queer and underground scenes, Desire follows the relationship of Ezra, an American writer of Israeli/Palestinian descent (played by Leyser), and Sasha, a Russian aspiring artist working as a hustler (played by Tim Fabian-Hoffman).


Director Yony Leyser (center, seated) with members of the cast of Desire Will Set You Free

The cast and crew are seeking additional funding to cover post-production costs. This includes editing, color correction, sound design, rights clearances, formatting, soundtrack production, and festival submissions.

You can learn more and check out the trailer for the film on the Desire Kickstarter page. Give what you can to ensure this project makes it into festivals and theaters!







The 2011 Fall Issue of Document, a quarterly publication from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, has just been published and features a brief description of and photo from Blues Run The Game.  Blues Run The Game is one of six episodes from Sounds & Echoes: A Musical Portrait of Buffalo, NY , the award winning series produced by The Recollective in partnership with WBFO 88.7 FM.   Check out the latest issue of Document at