It is with great pride that myself and Full Moon Films, the production company behind the Eden Ahbez documentary “As the Wind,” announce that we have been awarded the 2020 Kenneth Karmiole Research Fellowship grant.
Besides being a great honor, we are excited to use the funds from this grant to do additional research on archival footage, recorded tape, and other vintage images and paperwork related to Ahbez. This will be conducted in Southern California when the current lock-down has been lifted for libraries and research facilities, particularly the University of California-Santa Barbara Special Performing Arts Collection, which houses the archive of record producer Bob Bertram, with whom Ahbez recorded over thirty songs from 1950-1964. (A handful were released on this Ahbez compilation in 2016).
Stay tuned here for more on our findings during this exciting research venture as well as updates on the documentary itself and other grants received.