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Weary Blues

Weary Blues is a short film adaptation of Langston Hughes' 1925 poem, 'The Weary Blues.' "The Weary Blues" was first published in the Urban League magazine, Opportunity. It was awarded the magazine's prize for best poem of the year. The poem was included in Hughes's first book, a collection of poems, also entitled The Weary Blues. The central theme of “The Weary Blues” concerns the resilience of the archetypal “common” person who has times of despair or despondency. Music serves as a means of relieving pain or anxiety.

  • Langston Hughes
  • JIG Reel Studios
  • Ken Gregory
    Key Cast
  • Matthew Winters
  • Omer Lotan
    Director of Photography
  • Carter Imperial
    Sound Engineer
  • Kyle Barrett
  • Ken Gregory
    Executive Producer
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  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 4 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 17, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Matthew Winters

Matthew Winters is a writer, director, and creator of, What A Guy Productions. He is most known for his comedy videos and short films. In 2015, he received a degree in screenwriting from Ohio University, and now lives Los Angeles working in production as a freelance writer for various scripted projects.

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