Shel, Play Something

We were at a senior center producing a classical musical concert. Afterwards, I spoke to the residents, who were impressed with the piano concerto that had been showcased. One resident who stood out was a man by the name of Shelley Dobbins. After talking at length, he told me that he had written the lyrics for the song Non Dimenticar, a 1953 best-selling record by Nat "King" Cole. I knew right then that I wanted to document this man's experiences while writing this iconic song.

  • M.S. Kerr
  • Joel Kramer
  • Shelley Dobbins
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,800 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director - M.S. Kerr