Before Elvis there was Big Mama Thornton, recording hit songs like Hound Dog and Ball & Chain, years before others made them famous. Canadian legend Jackie Richardson stars as Big Mama, whose rocky but joyful life came to an end too early. This soulful revue pays homage to this extraordinary blues singer: the godmother of rock and roll. With a vocal style not easy to imitate, only a few – like Janis Joplin – have been able to summon Thornton’s mix of raw power and deep emotion.
Hal Lasko, who was better known as Grandpa, worked as a graphic artist back when everything was done by hand. His family introduced him to the computer and Microsoft Paint long after he retired.
Grandpa would spend ten hours a day moving pixels around his computer paintings. His work is a blend of pointillism and 8-Bit art.
Welcome to the world of Hal Lasko, The Pixel Painter.
See more work at hallasko.com
Director: Josh Bogdan (joshbogdan.com)
Director: Ryan Lasko (ryanlasko.com)
Editor/Writer: Josh Bogdan
Director of Photography: Topaz Adizes (topazadizes.com)
Original Music: Jarrod Pedone (JarrodPedone.com)
Original Music: Tyler H. Brown (thbproductions.com)
All artwork images used in this video are the exclusive property of Harold Lasko. All rights reserved. Any other use of these artwork images, without expressed written consent is strictly prohibited.