Executive Producer / Producer
Growing up in the 60s, Sandy was a devoted folkie until she heard The Paul Butterfield Blues Band on a
sampler record released by Elektra in 1965 called Folksong ‘65. She was hooked on the music and later
that year rushed out to buy the first full album by the group – The Paul Butterfield Blues Band – and in 1966 the second album East-West. After that, she heard the band live on many occasions at the Café Au
Go Go on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village. As the years went by and other types of music captured the popular imagination, she always kept her love for the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and thought that Paul Butterfield had not received the recognition he deserved. Many years later, after retiring from the full-time practice of law in New York City, Sandy embarked on the mission of bringing a documentary about Paul Butterfield's life and musical legacy to fruition working closely with John Anderson, the Director of the film. She is thrilled that this film about the life and times and the brilliance of Paul Butterfield can now be appreciated by fans of Paul Butterfield, old and new. She is grateful to all the wonderful people who have supported and participated in the creation of the film.
Director / Producer
John Anderson is a Director, Editor, and Executive Producer whose work has aired on PBS, A&E, MTV, VH1, Showtime, Cinemax, HBO, FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS, the BBC and elsewhere around the world. His list of directorial clients includes Warner Brothers Records, Capitol/EMI, Sanctuary Visual Entertainment, Soundstage, Image Entertainment, Rhino Home Video, Giant Records and The Walt Disney Company, and his long-form editorial work for The Oprah Winfrey Show, Nova, Kurtis Productions and others has won numerous accolades and awards.
Besides an Emmy and nine Emmy nominations, John was nominated for a Grammy for “Brian Wilson Presents SMiLE”, the platinum-selling DVD release from Warner Brothers/Rhino Home Video. The live performance DVD, which Brian Wilson hails as “a masterpiece”, marked Anderson’s fifth DVD collaboration with The Beach Boys leader, including the PBS documentary "The Beach Boys: Doin’ It Again”, which he directed, edited and co-wrote. He produced the big-screen video content that was part of The Beach Boys’ 73-date 2012 reunion tour, and directed and filmed Brian’s performance of the title song in the 2014 biopic Love & Mercy.
The list of other musical artists he has worked with includes Pete Townshend, Neil Young, Paul McCartney, Ray Davies, Jack White, Elvis Costello, John Prine, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, John Fogerty, Steve Miller, Eric Clapton, Tom Jones, John Cage and Tiny Tim.
Find out more about John at www.thisisandersonproductions.com.