Episode 71″ – Documentary Filmmakers Justin A. Martell and Vince Clemente
Original Air Date – September 9, 2020
Dave and Ethan interview filmmakers Justin A. Martell & Vince Clemente about working with Weird Al for their respective new documentaries, Tiny Tim – King For A Day and The Palindromists.
Not only has Justin A. Martell produced the Tiny Tim documentary Tiny Tim – King For A Day that features narration by Weird Al – he wrote the definitive Tiny Tim biography, Eternal Troubadour: The Improbable Life of Tiny Tim.
The Palindromists is produced and directed by the award-winning Vincent Clemente. The documentary follows contestants as they prepare for the 2017 World Palindrome Championship, and features – you guessed it – Weird Al!
This week’s guests…
Justin A. Martell is a filmmaker, author, and Tiny Tiny historian. His book Eternal Troubadour: The Improbable Life Of Tiny Tim is an authoritative look into the life of one of the most fascinating yet misunderstood figures in popular music. His latest documentary Tiny Tim – King For A Day paints an intimate portrait of one of the oddest careers in showbiz, chronicling Tiny Tim’s rise to stardom and his ultimate downfall.
Vince Clemente is a filmmaker and animator who has worked on films about Tetris and palindromes. His latest documentary, The Palindromists, delves into the history of palindromes while following the world’s greatest palindromists as they prepare for the 2017 World Palindrome Championship.