From Thollem and ACVilla:
As artists we earn our living on the road, performing throughout N. America and Europe year-round. For 15 years, we have not had a home base nor are we in one place for very long. It is because of this lifestyle that we have been able to gather a breadth of experiences, photos, videos, discussions and writings that have inspired these documentaries.

Every membership or one time donation is pivotal to seeing the following three films to the finish line. With a one time suggested donation of $20 (pay what you can), or by becoming a monthly member, you will be funding both Thollem/ACVilla’s work and also the post-production crew.

Artists Engaged: Infinite-Sum Game will be shared with everyone via the World Wide Web at the end of spring, 2024.

Artists Engaged: The Story of Curva Minore will debut in December 2024 in Palermo, Sicily, at Curva Minore’s 27th annual music festival, Solo Per Lelio. The film is a celebration of Curva Minore, the vision and legacy of Palermitan double bass player Lelio Giannetto (1961-2020), and how this presenting organization continues to thrive with Lelio’s irrepressible energy that remains the motor of the organization. The documentary, presently in process, will be a collection of interviews and visuals that express the deep influence this presenting organization, and Lelio, continue to have in Sicily and worldwide.

Artists Engaged: Murals of Nani Chacon will be presented in venues traditional and non-traditional, free or with the option of making a small donation to the non-profits and organizations who host the film. As with all Artists Engaged public screenings, the artists can be available to participate in Q&A discussions, either in person or streamed. Viewings will start in January, 2025, in the artists’ home state of New Mexico (in the cities Española and Las Cruces), then screened nationally and internationally. While this project is supported by the 2024 Fulcrum Fund, the total funding needed to complete the film has yet to be reached. Additional support by individuals is greatly appreciated.