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Any Other Way: The Jackie Shane Story

Vivre et laisser vivre : la voix de Jackie Shane
Michael Mabbott, Lucah Rosenberg-Lee
2024 | 98 min 50 s
Documentary
English

Awards and Festivals

  • Out in the Silence AwardFrameline International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, San Francisco, U.S.A. (2024)

  • DGC Special Jury Prize – Canadian Feature DocumentaryHot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival, Toronto, Canada (2024)

  • Top 10 Audience FavouriteHot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival, Toronto, Canada (2024)

  • Official Selection Frameline International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, San Francisco, U.S.A. (2024)

  • Official SelectionSheffield DocFest, UK (2024)

  • World Premiere - Official SelectionSXSW - South by Southwest Film & TV Festival, Austin, U.S.A. (2024)

  • Official SelectionDOXA Documentary Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada (2024)

  • Official SelectionMaryland Film Festival, U.S.A. (2024)


Synopses


Interview with directors Michael Mabbott and Lucah Rosenberg-Lee

Trailer


Select songs from the film

Excerpts

Who is Jackie Shane?


The double meaning of Jackie’s hit song, Any Other Way


Outshining Little Richard



Poster

Images


Jackie Shane at the edge of stardom Image courtesy of Banger Films and the NFB

Performed by Makayla Walker, animated Jackie Shane performs her hit song “Money” Image courtesy of Banger Films and the NFB

In Nashville, Jackie’s nieces Vonnie and Andrenee discover the aunt they never knew through her personal treasures. Photo, Adam Crosby, Courtesy NFB and Banger Films

Left to right: Little Richard with Jackie in Nashville. Image courtesy of Banger Films and the NFB

Performed by Sandra Caldwell, older animated Jackie tells her story to the filmmakers through hours of never-released phone interviews Image courtesy of Banger Films and the NFB

Jackie performing in Canada with singer, trumpet player and bandleader Frank Motley Image courtesy of Banger Films and the NFB

Discovering an old clipping of Jackie headlining Toronto’s infamous Saphire Tavern Image courtesy of Banger Films and the NFB

Jackie dared to be intentionally visible as a woman at a time when voices like hers were silenced. Image courtesy of Banger Films and the NFB

Jackie’s intimate artifacts and belongings on display Image courtesy of Banger Films and the NFB

Select Participants


Andrenee Majors Douglas, Jackie's Niece

Vonnie Moore, Jackie's Niece

**Sandra Caldwell, Performer** After more than 30 years in the entertainment industry, including stints as an award-winning actress, showgirl and jazz radio host, Sandra Caldwell (she/her) decided to publicly disclose that she was assigned male at birth. Her story parallels Jackie’s in many ways: finding fame in Canada after leaving the USA, working in nightclubs run by gangsters, but most of all, creating performances that bring the audience into a world of discovery, excitement and hope.

**Makayla Walker, Performer** Born in Toronto, Ontario, Makayla Walker (she/her) is a Black Trans Drag Queen, dancer, actress and multidisciplinary artist who thrives in the arts and constantly advocates for the Black community. She is a trained classical, contemporary and musical stage performer, and her Drag is focused on being authentically Black, with an homage to old-glam Hollywood. She is dedicated to ensuring that her Drag can represent every Black boy or girl who has felt out of place or odd.

**Rob Bowman** Known as the “rock and roll professor,” Rob Bowman (he/his) is a Grammy Award-winning writer and educator. At just 15 years old, Bowman started writing for a music magazine in Toronto, which had him rubbing shoulders with iconic artists like the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd and Bob Marley. He and Jackie Shane were close friends near the end of her life, having met when he set out to write the liner notes for her 2017 Numero Records box set, Any Other Way.

**Dr. Marisa Richmond** Born and raised in North Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Marisa Richmond (she/her) has been a leader in the transgender movement for decades. Having founded the Tennessee Transgender Political Coalition, Dr. Richmond has devoted her life to improving transgender awareness in Tennessee and around the nation.

**Jimmy Church** Bandleader, bassist and vocalist Jimmy Church (he/his) has been an integral part of Nashville’s R&B community for 60 years—and knew Jackie Shane almost that long. While in his teens, in the late 1950s, Church formed the vocal group the Seniors, who recorded for groundbreaking Nashville label Excello Records. In the early 1960s, he sang in nightclubs with the King Kasuals, whose members included Jimi Hendrix and Billy Cox.

**Bobby Dean Blackburn** R&B artist Bobby Dean Blackburn gained legendary status as the first Black entertainer on Yonge Street in Toronto. As a keyboardist, singer and songwriter, he was a mainstay of the Toronto R&B scene for decades. In 1959, his band Bobby Dean & The Gems became the first house band at Club Bluenote, Toronto, soon switching to house band at Zanzibar Tavern.

**Rodney Diverlus** Rodney Diverlus is a Haitian-Canadian multi-hyphenate artist who uses the body and voice as sites to host movement, text and protest. Central to their work as a dancer and choreographer is an obsession with Black moving bodies interacting with public performance spaces. Beyond their artistic practice, they moonlight as a community activator and writer. They are a co-founder of Black Lives Matter Canada and the Wildseed Centre for Art & Activism.

Team


Michael Mabbott
Writer/Director


Photo
Photo : Lindsay Duncan




Lucah Rosenberg-Lee
Writer/Director


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Photo : Anna Reagon




Amanda Burt
Producer, Banger Films


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Sam Dunn
Producer/Executive Producer


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Scot McFadyen
Producer/Executive Producer


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Justine Pimlott
Producer


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Photo : Genevieve Caron




Chanda Chevannes
Executive Producer, NFB


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Photo : Pasquale Marco Veltri




Elliot Page
Executive Producer


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Matt Jordan Smith
Executive Producer


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Murray A. Lightburn
Composer


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Luca Tarantini and Jared Raab
Director of Animation and Co-director of Animation


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Credits

Any Other Way: The Jackie Shane Story

Written & Directed by
MICHAEL MABBOTT
& LUCAH ROSENBERG-LEE

Produced by
AMANDA BURT
SAM DUNN
SCOT McFADYEN
MICHAEL MABBOTT
JUSTINE PIMLOTT

Executive Producers
SCOT McFADYEN
SAM DUNN
CHANDA CHEVANNES
ANITA LEE
ELLIOT PAGE
MATT JORDAN SMITH
MARTIN KATZ
NIA LONG
CJ MAC

Supervising Producer
ERIN SHARP

Line Producer
CRAIG MAILMAN

Editor
MIKE MUNN, CCE

Director of Photography
ADAM CROSBY

Original Music by
MURRAY LIGHTBURN

Music Supervisor
ERIN HUNT

Art Director
DEREK TOKAR

Archive Producer
EMMA KEHAYAS

Creative Consultants
ALISON DUKE
ROB BOWMAN
SARAH SHARKEY PEARCE

Additional Writing
ALISON DUKE

Story Editor
JEROME SKEETE

Story Assistants
CAROLYN CAMPBELL
SUSAN SCHAFER
TRISTEN SUTHERLAND
MELISSA VINCENT

First Assistant Directors
AUSTIN BIRTCH
DAVID MANION
DANIEL MURPHY

Second Assistant Director & Production Coordinator
CAROLYN CAMPBELL

Camera Operators
JARED RAAB
LULU WEI

Camera Assistants
VAL BONIFAZ
RYAN DIOSO
EMERSON KYLE

Gaffer
RYAN DIOSO
KHANH TUDO

Key Grip
SIERRA SUN

BTS Photography
ALISON CLARK

Sound Recordists
JAMES BELYEA
JAIDEN DAVIS JONES
CLAY HOWARD
KEVIN MACKENZIE
IAN MCGETTIGAN
SACHIN MOHINDRA

Playback Supervisors
KEVIN MACKENZIE
IAN MCGETTIGAN

Script Supervisor
HANNAH BYRNE

Production Assistants
ZACH EULBERG
JEN KATSHUNGA
LEE NISAR
AUBREY SALM
SHARON WONG

Re-Enactment Actors
SANDRA CALDWELL
MAKAYLA WALKER

Appearances by
JACKIE SHANE
JAMES BALEY
BOBBY DEAN BLACKBURN
ROB BOWMAN
SANDRA CALDWELL
JIMMY CHURCH
THE CRAWFORD/DOUGLAS FAMILY
RODNEY DIVERLUS
ANDRENEE MAJORS DOUGLAS
ELAINE GABER-KATZ
HOWARD GENTRY
MICHAEL GRAY
VONNIE CRAWFORD MOORE
DR. MARISA RICHMOND
RAYMOND SUMMEROUR
MAKAYLA WALKER
LORENZO WASHINGTON

Makeup Artist
RAHNELL BRANTON

Wig Stylists
WILLIE BALLARD
KEVIN BAILEY

Wardrobe Stylist
KAI JACKMAN

Post Producer
JANET BRADY

Post Production Supervisors
QUINN GLASBERGEN
MELISSA HORE
JOSCLYN JOHNSON
ALEXANDRA ORDOLIS

Visual Effects
DIEGO BERGIA
CHARLIE SHEKTER

Additional Editing
LUCIUS DECHAUSAY

Online Editor & Technical Supervisor
ANDREW KOWALCHUK

Colourist
SIMON HYLAND

Lead Assistant Editor
PRANAY NICHANI

Assistant Editors
KYLE PIKE
LOIS YAP
ADONIYAS YEGEZU

Post Production Assistant
JORDAN McTAVISH

Transcribers
KELLY AIJA ZEMNICKIS
NANCY DUTRA
COSETTE SCHULZ
ADRIENNE SMITH

Animation by
AOK

Director of Animation
LUCA TARANTINI

Co-director of Animation
JARED RAAB

VFX Artist
PATRICK CEDERBERG

Illustrator
LIANA TARANTINI

Storyboard Artist
STEVE MANALE

Virtual Set Designer
CLAIRE CAVANAGH

Graphic Artists
ALEX KURINA
NOAH TAYLOR

For the NFB

Studio Operations Manager
MARK WILSON

Studio Administrator
ANDREW MARTIN-SMITH

Senior Production Coordinator
MELISSA PADUADA

Production Supervisor
MARCUS MATYAS

Technical Coordinator
KEVIN RILEY

Studio Technician
Q’MAL LABAD-WORKMAN

Studio Coordinator
CALVIN SERUTOKE

Marketing Manager
ANDREA ELALOUF

Marketing Coordinator
MICHELLE ROZON

Publicist
JENNIFER MAIR

Legal Counsel
CHRISTIAN PITCHEN

Digital Colourist
DRAKE CONRAD

Online & Packaging Editor
HARI RAMESH

COO for Rolling Pictures
JOE SERAFINI

Lab Coordinator
ALISON MACDONALD

Rolling Pictures

Dialogue Editor
KATHY CHOI

Sound Effects Editor
MICHELLE IRVING

Music Editor
GIUSEPPE MANCUSO

Re-Recording Mixers
LOU SOLAKOFSKI
MICHELLE IRVING

Formosa Group

Formosa Operations Manager
ALEX ASLUND

Formosa Head of Production
VIRGINIA KOOLE

Footage & Images Courtesy of
THE ESTATE OF JACKIE SHANE
ABC PHOTO ARCHIVES/GETTY IMAGES
ALAMY
AV GEEKS/POND5
CBS PHOTO ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGES
CITY OF TORONTO ARCHIVES
COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM
COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM / HATCH SHOW PRINT
DOGPHONICS/POND5
EFOOTAGE
GRANDSULTAN/POND5
HISTORIC FILMS ARCHIVE, LLC.
JIMMY CHURCH
KAV PRODUCTIONS INC.
MICHAEL MABBOTT
MICHAEL OCHS ARCHIVES/GETTY IMAGES
NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA
NASHVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY METRO NASHVILLE ARCHIVES
OTHER PEOPLES MUSIC
REDFERNS/GETTY IMAGES
ROB BOWMAN MUSIC INC.
STOCKFILM/POND5
THE WPA FILM LIBRARY

Engineer
SHAE BROSSARD

Studio assistant
JOJO WORTHINGTON

Assistant to Murray Lightburn
OWEN HEATHCOTE-FRASER

Singers
PAMELA KING
JEWELLE MCKENZIE
WAYNE TENNANT

Musicians
PAUL SHROFEL – Piano/Organ
RICHARD IRWIN – Drums
STEVE RAEGELE – Guitar
FRANK LOZANO – Saxophone
CAMERON MILLIGAN – Trumpet
JOHN SWEENIE – Saxophone
LEVI DOVER – Bass
MURRAY LIGHTBURN – Various

Music
“MONEY (THAT’S WHAT I WANT)”

WRITTEN BY BERRY GORDY & JANIE BRADFORD
PERFORMED BY JACKIE SHANE
PUBLISHED BY JOBETE MUSIC CO. INC.
COURTESY OF THE NUMERO GROUP

“RAINDROPS”
WRITTEN BY DELECTA CLARK
PERFORMED BY JACKIE SHANE
PUBLISHED BY BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT CANADA B ON BEHALF OF BMG PLATINUM
SONGS US & ON BEHALF OF CONRAD MUSIC, A DIVISION OF ARC MUSIC CORP
COURTESY OTHER PEOPLES MUSIC

“SEE SEE RIDER” (TRADITIONAL)

“UNCLOUDY DAY” (TRADITIONAL)

“CHICKADEE”
WRITTEN BY JACKIE SHANE
PERFORMED BY JACKIE SHANE
COURTESY OF THE NUMERO GROUP

“HEY MR. COOL GUY”
WRITTEN BY JACKIE SHANE
PERFORMED BY JACKIE SHANE
COURTESY OF THE JACKIE SHANE ESTATE

“A NEW WAY OF LOVIN’”
WRITTEN BY JACKIE SHANE
PERFORMED BY JACKIE SHANE
COURTESY OF THE NUMERO GROUP

“ANY OTHER WAY”
WRITTEN BY WILLIAM BELL
PERFORMED BY JACKIE SHANE
COURTESY OF CAPITOL RECORDS UNDER LICENSE FROM
UNIVERSAL MUSIC CANADA INC.

“WALKIN’ THE DOG”
WRITTEN BY RUFUS THOMAS
PERFORMED BY JACKIE SHANE
PUBLISHED BY ALMO MUSIC CORP
COURTESY OF HISTORIC FILMS ARCHIVE, LLC.

“CRUEL CRUEL WORLD”
WRITTEN BY JACKIE SHANE
PERFORMED BY JACKIE SHANE
COURTESY OF THE NUMERO GROUP

Trans Film Mentorship
LUIS DE PHILLIPIS
GABRIELLE ZILKHA

Special Thanks
THE ESTATE OF JACKIE SHANE
JEFFERSON STREET SOUND MUSEUM
NASHVILLE QUEER HISTORY
HERITAGE TORONTO
SHAMUS CURRIE
MARIE BERNADETTE LeBLANC
JEN O’BRIEN
ANNA HANS
AURORA TUROFSKY GUIDOCCIO
DANIEL WILLIAMS
JAAN KITTASK
JOE SUTHERLAND RENTALS
KEVIN SIMMONDS
MARC RICCIARDELLI
MARK MUISE
MICHAEL LeBLANC
NOBU ADILMAN
ROB BENVIE
STEFANIE McCARROL
TIFFANY ABREU & BACKLOT STUDIO
TREW AUDIO
TIM McCREADY
THARANGA RAMANAYAKE
WISEACRE RENTALS
276 STERLING STUDIOS

The Directors Thank
Jeremy Pender
Stephanie Spence
Sadie Mabbott
Leanna DaCunha Rosenberg-Lee

Production Babies
Marlo
Robin
Mathilda
Claire

Head of Production
TOM SHINN

Director, Business Affairs
LISA CANNON

Banger Development
AMANDA BURT
JULIAN GENEEN
MICHAEL GOLDSMITH
NICOLINA LANNI

Head of Post Production
JANET BRADY

Financial Controller & Production Accountant
ANTON PARFENYUK

Production Accountant
CASSIE JI

Office Manager
HANNAH BYRNE

Health & Safety (Covid-19) Supervisor
ROBERT OCK

Legal Counsel Provided by
DAVID STEINBERG & BOB TARANTINO
for DENTONS CANADA LLP

Auditor
JIMMY YE for KUDLOW YE

Insurance Provided by
FRONT ROW INSURANCE

Interim Financing Provided by
HSBC BANK CANADA

Produced in Association with
Bell Media

Executives in Charge of Production for Bell
General Manager, Original Programming
CARLYN KLEBUC

Head of Production, Original Programming
SARAH FOWLIE

Senior Production Executive, Original Programming
TINA APOSTOLOPOULOS

Produced with the participation of
Telefilm Canada
Canada Media Fund
Bell Media
Ontario Creates
and the Rogers Documentary Fund

 

A Banger Films and The National Film Board of Canada Co-Production

© 2024 AOW Productions Inc. and the National Film Board of Canada



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