Creative Director | Patrick Clair
Designer(s) | Paul Kim, Kevin Heo, Yi-Jen Liu, Henry DeLeon
Producer | Carol Salek
Production Coordinator | Kyle McIntyre
Executive Producer | Jennifer Sofio Hall
CG Lead | Andrew Romatz
2D Artist | David Do
3D Artists | Miguel A. Salek, Vivian Su, Katie Yoon, Erin Clarke, Kirk Shintani, Jose Limon, Jon Balcome
Compositor: Shahana Khan
VFX Editor Arielle Zakowski
“I don’t like to feel that I owe anything. I like to feel that I pay my own way, no free lunch.”
– B.B. King on September 5, 1986, as told to Joe Smith
Mr. B.B. King. The blues legend says he played 300 nights a year for four-plus decades. That’s just ridiculous. We’re talking about nearly 15,000 shows. King turns 90 this year and you still just might be able to see him on stage. So what’s his secret?
In this animated film created from B.B. King’s interview with legendary music executive, Joe Smith, the musician explains how he approaches an audience, how a fire at a juke joint led to his naming his guitar “Lucille”, why the blues isn’t just being down on your luck, and why compliments don’t mean it’s time to stop practicing or perfecting your craft.