Key West Address

A cute little ditty about a Nashville Songwriter that came down to key west and didn't want to leave.
Key West Address - James T. Slater's official song of Key West 2008 - EK Music Video Shot by Gary W.Ek -at the historic Chicken Preserve & the Blue Heaven Restaurant in Key West, Florida -in May 2007.
Special Thanks to: James T.Slater, Misty Loggins, Courtney Dasche, David Wegman, Miss Rhonda Henderson and her children and grandchildren, Janis Joplin, Cowboy George and his dog Monster, Wilamena, Pearl the Parrot, Richard Hatch and the Blue Heaven Staff, Mayor Morgan Mc Phearson and The City Of Key West, T.J. McGann, Brenda Myren, Gary W. Ek and all of those who helped along the way - in conjunction with Bootleg Pirate Productions, GWEKO SHED STUDIOS, and SOUTHERNMOST Media of KW

  • Gary Ek
    Celestine Prophecies (the Movie)
  • James Slater
    In My Daughters Eyes (Martina McBride)
  • Gary W. Ek
    Going to Pakistan
  • James Slater
    Key Cast
  • David Wegman
    Key Cast
  • Misty Logins
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 15 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 24, 2008
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States Minor Outlying Islands
  • Country of Filming:
    United States Minor Outlying Islands
  • Language:
  • Shooting Format:
    Mini DV
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • The Last Picture Show Revisted
    Key West
    United States Minor Outlying Islands
    September 18, 2013
    Tropic Cinema
Distribution Information
  • You Tube
    Country: United States Minor Outlying Islands
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Gary Ek

Gary W. Ek
Place of Birth: North Miami, Florida USA
Living in: Key West, Florida (since 2005)

Public Relations, stage management, studio design, retail sales and management, audio engineer and IT technician, live and recorded sound mixer, photographer, videographer, linear and non-linear video editor, assistant production coordinator, prop assistant, lighting tech., weapons maker (props, swords, knives), custom knife maker. computer web creation and web mastering, sign making, historic home restoration, and property management, as well as a Radio DJ / Interviewer and Segment Producer.
10/23/2012 to present – WXKW 104.9 The X Engineer, Show Producer, Radio Host and DJ 3/2011 to present – Unity of the Keys Spiritual Center Sound Engineer /Stage Manager

1/2014 to 4/2015 – Stock Island Marina Village Events Coordinator / Entertainment Director Responsible for all Events – Saturday Night and Full Moon Jam Sessions As well as New Moon Movie Night, and Several Fishing Tournaments

7/2009 to 1/2013 Key West Show / Executive Producer / Engineer / Radio Host for Internet Talk Radio A Listener Funded Community Radio Project

10/2005 to present- Ek Video Productions / Key West Videographer, Editor, and Line Producer for assorted projects in Key West - such as “Key West Address” music video for James Slater, Key West Musician and Key West Songwriters Festival and many others, for Lifetime & Discovery Channels, as well as local TV, and radio.

02/2006 to 10/2016 - Private Ear Sound and Recording / Danny Simpson
Key West, Fl Various indoor and outdoor Music Presentations. Duties Included: Sound tech., sound mixer, P.A. installations and repairs.

08/2004 - 10/05 – Self Employed Freelance Miami Computer IT work, P.A. Installations, and Live Sound-Mixing, also some Motion Picture Work

03/2004 - 07/04 - Celestine Prophecy (The Movie) Celestine Films, LLC Video Assist Technician / Playback Operator Saint Augustine, FL- Ocala, FL

12/2002 to 04/04 - Addison Fitzgerald Studios, Inc. (AFSI) Duties: Sound / Audio Engineer, Videographer, Lighting Technition, Video Assist Operator, Video Editor, Photography Assistant, Video Engineer for the City of Saint Augustine Beach- Cable production of council meetings and audio interfaces. Trained In: Nonlinear Editing programs, such as Adobe Premiere, Final-Cut Pro, Avid, Vegas, ProTools, and Photo-shop.

10/1998 to 04/01– Riptides Bar – Saint Augustine Beach, Fl Sound-Mixing, Stage Management, Equipment Technician for 3-4 Bands 5 night per week. And a Live Reggae Sunday.

05/1998 to 04/04 - Wildwood Professional Audio Services and the Wildwood Drive Band – Saint Augustine,FL Over 500 Live Shows, over 50 Albums and Demos Duties: Live and studio recordings, live and studio board mix & mastering, Studer 24 track 2” tape engineer / technician, stage manager, production manager, road manager, outdoor festival concerts & studio album recording, music video director.

05/1997 to 04/2002 – Saint Augustine Music – Rev. Pat Murphy Assistant Manager – Technician – P.A. Installations – Video – Band Bus Chauffeur All In House, and Out P.A. Rentals, Repairs & Related Projects including: * Bev-Jam (a benefit for St. John's County Sheriff's office dispatcher Beverly Smith) - “in 1999 we Opened the Saint Augustine Amphitheater after its closing, and I produced, managed and ran sound for the largest benefit concert in Saint Augustine's history with 26 bands and solo acts performing over a three day weekend. “

1971 to 1989 - Ek Knife Co. - John EK Commando Knives / Seminole Gun Shop / Metropolitan Crime Investigators - Miami,FL (Managed Family Businesses 1976~1989) FFL Class 3 firearms dealer, gunsmith Private Investigator Knifemaker I ran both U.S. FFL Class 3 Manufacture and modifications of full automatic weapons and sales in and out of the country, as well as toured Gun, Knife and sporting industry trade shows in the Continental U.S.
Custom knifemaker - Miami, FL~ St. Augustine, FL ~ Richmond, VA. From 1971 thru 1989

Productions Completed: Celestine Prophecy the Movie, Cape Fear, The Keys, L'Oreal, Publix, Florida Lotto, Ideal Clamp Mfg. Promo, Alligator Farm Promo DVD, World Gym of St. Augustine, Music Videos for Wildwood Drive Bands “Going to Pakistan”, and James Slater's “Key West Address”, Web Designer for “Phlockers Gone Wild”, Executive Director of “” (Internet Talk Radio), as well as various Video and Audio projects in the Florida Keys. Also have built Floats for the Fantasy Fest Parade since 2005, till 2011 and have won 3 awards.

In my present job with WXKW, As the overnight radio host, I have interviewed everyone from local politicians, activists, and musicians all the way to renowned artist Peter Max... and I have done well over 1500 live overnight radio shows for The X 104.9 in Key West. As well as being the Chief Operating Engineer.

1974 – graduated North Miami Senior High School
1975 - attended Miami-Dade Junior College (Psychology/Commercial Art)
1976 – attended University of Miami (Cinematography/Public Relations / Business Management)
1985 – J. Sargent Reynolds College Richmond, Va. - Video Broadcast Production
2000 – Full Sail School Orlando, Fl. - Certified Video Editor, Audio Engineering

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Director Statement

I used to make movies about people, and raise hell....

Now I'm an overnight DJ on The X in Key West, not your grandfathers radio!