Los Angeles Skid Row Artists Explore Question: What Is Your Version of Success in New Docu-Series ‘FROM BOTTOM TO TOP’
Posted on April 17, 2019All 8-episodes available now for streaming on Amazon.com and Amazon Prime in the U.S. and U.K.
LOS ANGELES – The new documentary series, FROM BOTTOM TO TOP, brings together Skid Row artists, emerging and celebrity artists to explore: What is your version of success?
Available now on Amazon.com, Filmmakers Bel Deliá and Annalea Fiachi are on a mission to uncover the highs and lows of being an artist. The result is an 8-episode humanitarian docu-series that delivers a new form of inspiration, uncovering words of wisdom from the heart of Skid Row.
Each ‘bite-sized’ installment showcases a lively one-on-one conversation between an emerging or celebrity artist and an artist from the non-profit The People Concern’s Studio 526, an arts program in Los Angeles’ Skid Row neighbourhood available to the community and those affected by homelessness — Studio 526 is rooted in the understanding that equitable access to arts and cultural spaces is a fundamental human right for all.
FROM BOTTOM TO TOP looks beyond the art that inspires you, to the artist behind it. Whether a musician from Skid Row, an art student, an acclaimed A-List actor, an emerging director or writer, the series examines what makes us tick, what makes us human and in turn what connects us all.
Some of the featured artist pairings include:
-- Actress/Director Emma Bell (Scratch, The Walking Dead, Dallas) with Musician the late Franc Foster of Franc’s Melting Pot
-- Indie folk Singer/Songwriter Sunny War with DJ “Sir Oliver”
-- Painter/Artist Linda Leigh with Actress Jaime Slater (Daredevil)
-- Actress Alyson Reed (High School Musical) with Artist Hugo Gonzalez
-- Comedian/Actress Amy Anderson with Actress/Singer Christina C. (Urban Voices Choir, LA Poverty Department Theatre Co)
-- Artist/Filmmaker Vicki Maturo with genre Director Mike Mendez (Don’t Kill It, Masters of Horror)
-- Dancer/Choreographer Essence Florie with Painter/Artist Garrison A.
-- Artist Antonio Holguin with veteran Singer/Producer/Performer dubbed ‘The Ambassador of Soul’ Ellis Hall Jr.
Deliá began developing the project in 2016 with a specific focus, explaining “The goal is to build an awareness that homelessness is not an identity, it is not who you are, who you are is a dancer, a singer, a musician, a painter, a member of the greater community. Once we can appreciate that, we can all address the crisis of homelessness together.”
Deliá and Fiachi, artists themselves, bonded over their shared love of acting and filmmaking. Passionate about the creative arts, they ran a charity penny drive together for two years consecutive, raising funds for Studio 526’s arts program then called Lamp Arts Program back in 2013 and 2014.
FROM BOTTOM TO TOP is available for streaming on Amazon.com and Amazon Prime in the U.S. and U.K. -- direct link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QG53Y5Z/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp__kklTCbDVHM960
For more about FROM BOTTOM TO TOP visit: www.FromBottomToTop.org
('From Bottom to Top' - pictured: Emma Bell and Franc Foster)
('From Bottom to Top' - pictured: Sunny War and “Sir Oliver”)
('From Bottom to Top' - pictured: Linda Leigh and Jaime Slater)
'From Bottom to Top' Filmmakers - pictured: Bel Deliá (R) and Annalea Fiachi (L)