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UNO Film School Grad Lenses a Doc About Ninth Ward Trumpeter Lil’ Satchmo

New Orleans is never lacking in the realm of interesting characters. Now UNO graduate and filmmaker Cameron Wheeless is determined to bring one of them to light. Here’s the story about a determined young man who dreams of being a professional trumpeter.

UNO Film School Grad Lenses a Doc About Lil’ Satchmo – Looks for Kickstarter Funding


I was contacted by Cameron’s mom and here is what she has to say:

He has been working on a documentary about a young man from the Lower Ninth Ward named Eugene Grant aka Lil’ Satchmo who plays his trumpet on Frenchman Street literally every night. Eugene is a class act young gentleman but has many struggles and Challenges. My son is trying to help him with this film.

Cameron is trying to raise money through a kickstarter to enter the film in as many film festivals as the funds he raises will allow.

Please watch the trailer with this link and any help to spread the word about this story would be so greatly appreciated!

I think you will see get a glimpse of why Eugene touched my son’s heart!

You have to watch this preview to find out why Lil’ Satchmo is so special and worthy of a documentary made about him.

Cameron is looking for a sum of a measly $3000. The minimum pledge is $1.00. Perhaps you can kick in a few bucks to help out. The deadline is October 23.

Click here to be taken to the Kickstarter funding page.

Also, spread the word with your friends and family. Let’s get this funded.

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