THE LAST SONGWRITER recently held its World Premiere at the Nashville Film Festival, won a coveted Audience Award and has been featured in Billboard Magazine, MusicRow, and USA Today.
Songwriters are paid less than a thousandth of a penny for a streamed song, forcing 80% to leave the profession. THE LAST SONGWRITER asks – “In the future, who will write the soundtrack of our lives – songs we dance to at our wedding, sing at sporting events, and play at a loved one’s funeral?”
Featuring Garth Brooks, Emmylou Harris, Jason Isbell, and Jim Lauderdale, THE LAST SONGWRITER chronicles the story of the remarkable women and men who crafted the most influential songs of the past twenty-five years, as well as the inspiring journey of a young writer trying to beat the odds and make a living in today’s music industry.
THE LAST SONGWRITER is directed by award-winning filmmaker Mark Barger Elliott with a team that includes legendary cinematographer Tom Hurwitz (Queen of Versailles) and a score by Grammy award-winning writer Marcus Hummon (Bless the Broken Road). This film is for everyone who has been moved by a song to step out onto a dance floor, to give it one more try or to fall in love with the stranger across the room. THE LAST SONGWRITER is for those who love music and care about its future.