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BANG! The Bert Berns Story

Directed by Brett Berns and Bob Sarles

Edited by Bob Sarles Producer/Story Editor Christina Keating

Ravin’ Films oversaw the post production of this highly acclaimed feature documentary where music meets the mob. Narrated by Stevie Van Zandt, the film tells the story of Bert Berns, the most important songwriter and record producer from the sixties that you never heard of. Interviews with Van Morrison, Keith Richards, Paul McCartney and many others. Screened theatrically, distributed by Abramorama. Premiered at SXSW Film Festival and screened at over fifty film festivals internationally, including DocNYC and Hot Docs’ Doc Soup.

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Sweet Blues: A Film About Mike Bloomfield

A Ravin’ Film Directed and Edited by Bob Sarles Produced by Christina Keating. Documentary film about one of the great tortured geniuses of the blues - a rabid intellectual whose synapses fired faster than other people's and a guitarist of immense passion and intensity who inspired a legion of players. Produced for Sony Music/Legacy Recordings, this film appears in the Sony Mike Bloomfield boxed set produced by Al Kooper. Sweet Blues has screened at major film festivals and museums including the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Mata Hari – The Naked Spy

Directed by Machiel Amorison and Susan Wolf

Editors and Post Production Producers Bob Sarles and Christina Keating

Ravin’ Films oversaw the post production of the historical documentary Mata Hari – The Naked Spy which unravels the complex story of the infamous and doomed exotic dancer and spy Mata Hari. Premiered at the Santa Fe Film Festival. Audience Award Winner Tiburon International Film Festival. Aired on PBS America.

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Feed Your Head: The Psychedelic Era

A Ravin’ Film Directed and Edited by Bob Sarles
Produced by Tenth Planet Productions for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
From Kesey's early Acid Tests culminating with the Woodstock Festival, the birth and evolution of psychedelic music is explored in this documentary film. Produced for exhibit at the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, this film was part of the RockHall's I Want To Take You Higher exhibit.

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Soulsville

A Ravin’ Film Directed and Edited by Bob Sarles

Produced by Christina Keating

Produced by Ravin’ Films for the Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Soulsville is a documentary film that explores the roots and evolution of American soul music while telling the volatile history of Stax records in Memphis, Tennessee. The film contains rarely seen performance footage and interviews. This film will have you out of your seat grooving to every soul record you ever loved.

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Yo Cip!

A Ravin’ Film Directed and edited by Bob Sarles. Produced by Joel Peskin. Criticious Productions. Documentary short about venerable Hollywood session musician Gene “Cip” Cipriano.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live!

A Ravin’ Film produced in association with Tenth Planet Productions for Time Life
Produced and edited by Bob Sarles and Christina Keating

With over twenty-four hours of content, this collection presents one hundred and twenty five performances culled from decades of RockHall induction ceremonies, along with speeches and never before seen behind the scenes documentary footage. Certified Triple Platinum by RIAA. Ravin’ Films also produced a PBS pledge break show culled from this series, hosted by Paul Shaffer and directed by Bob Sarles

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Phil Lesh & Friends Live at the Warfield

A Ravin’ Film Directed by Jay Blakesberg and Bob Sarles. Edited by Bob Sarles Produced by Ravin’ Films in association with Cygnus Entertainment for Image Entertainment and Relix Records. Phil Lesh & Friends Live at the Warfield is a feature-length concert film. Shot over two nights at San Francisco’s venerable Warfield Theater, this film presents founding Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh leading his own band reinterpreting choice songs from the Dead’s songbook.

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RockHall/ASCAP Tribute Films

Produced by Ravin’ Films in association with Tenth Planet Productions, Line by Line Productions and Bobbi Marcus Public Relations for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and ASCAP. Since 1995 Bob Sarles and Christina Keating have produced dozens of artist tribute films for the ASCAP

Pop Music Awards and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies.

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Fly Jefferson Airplane

A Ravin’ Film Directed by Bob Sarles. Produced by Christina Keating. Edited by Bob Sarles and Christina Keating

DVD produced by Ravin’ Films for Eagle Rock Entertainment. Presenting thirteen complete song performances by the famed rock band Jefferson Airplane together with new interviews with all of the band members.

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John Lee Hooker Come And See About Me – The Definitive DVD

A Ravin’ Film Directed by Bob Sarles. Produced by Christina Keating. Edited by Bob Sarles and Christina Keating

DVD produced by Ravin’ Films for Eagle Rock Entertainment. A retrospective of performances with guest artists including Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Ry Cooder, Don McLean, John Hammond, Paul Butterfield, The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton. Also included in the program are interviews with John Lee Hooker and many of the artists he influenced and played with.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Oral History Project

Christina Keating and Bob Sarles, Producers and Directors

Ravin Films has produced dozens of extensive on camera interview for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fames ongoing Oral History Project. Interviews include:

  • Al Kooper
  • Barry Goldberg
  • Bill Withers
  • Chris Hillman
  • Eric Burdon
  • Frankie Valli
  • Hal Blaine
  • Jack Casady
  • Joe Perry
  • Mary Wilson
  • Michael Shrieve
  • Michelle Phillips
  • Mike Stoller
  • Otis Williams
  • Paul Kantner
  • Randy Newman
  • Sam Cutler
  • Sammy Hagar
  • Smokey Robinson
  • Stewart Copeland
  • Wayne Kramer

and many others.

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Promotional Films

Produced by Ravin’ Films for Sony Music/Legacy Recordings, BMG, Blind Pig Records, Columbia Records, Disney/Pixar. Directed by Bob Sarles. Produced by Christina Keating. Interview and BTS recording studio shoots for artists including Sly & The Family Stone, Van Morrison, Carlos Santana, Don McLean, Jorma Kaukonen, Roy Rogers, Ry Cooder, John Mayer.

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Breakdown Way Guitar Lessons

Directed by Bob Sarles. Edited by Christina Keating and Bob Sarles

Ravin’ Films has produced scores of multi-cam music lesson videos for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Jorma Kaukonen’s interactive website breakdownway.com In addition to Jorma teaching finger picking acoustic guitar are lessons by legendary bassist Jack Casady, mandolin player Barry Mitterhoff, Hot Tuna and NRPS guitarist Michael Fazarano, Soul Live’s guitarist Eric Krasno and Allman Brothers and Dead & Company’s bassist Oteil Burbridge

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Museum Exhibit Films

Directed and edited by Bob Sarles. Produced by Christina Keating.

Ravin’ Films produced permanent and special exhibit films for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, the Stax Museum of American Soul Music in Memphis and the Experience Music Project in Seattle.