March 15, 2011--Oakland, CA--Established independent filmmaker, Joslyn Rose Lyons --along with Jog9 Productions-- is proud to announce the award winning documentary film,Soundz of Spirit Directors Cut is now available on DVD exclusively at www.soundzofspirit.com
In 2005, Soundz of Spirit, which examines the creative process and spiritual connection in hip-hop, had its world premiere at the HBO Urbanworld Film Festival, London Raindance, Black International Cinema Berlin, and was awarded Best Music Documentary at the New York International Independent Film Festival and Video Festival. It's latest incarnation includes additional footage from many hip hop icons, such as Cee-Lo, Common, Andre 3000, Saul Williams, KRS-One, Michael Franti, a new music score and a director's commentary.
Joslyn Rose Lyons continues to amass a body of exceptional work: she recently directed rapper Talib Kweli's video for "Cold Rain," which premiered on MTV, MTV2, MTVu, BET 106 & Park and was ranked as the #2 music video on MTV.COM. On March 1st it will be available on MTV2 On-Demand, Music Choice On-Demand & in over 500 Foot Locker locations, as part of their hour long rotation in the stores.
Joslyn has the special skill of breathing freshness and truth into any project she takes on. She is working on a short film "The Blue Rose," about an inquisitive young girl who discovers a rare gift she didn't know she had along with finishing her documentary feature, "The Wonderful Voyage," a documentary which includes interviews with film director Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story), NAACP nominated author BeNeca Ward, Grammy nominated singer BILAL, actress Janina Gavankar, Shafiq Husayn from SA-RA Creative Partners, among others.
Currently, Joslyn serves as a creative producer for Link TV and she is working with painter Justin Bua on an art contest and exhibition event entitled "Drawing Change About Community Transformation," which is slated to launch with Link TV this Spring.
Joslyn Rose Lyons has created the avenue to live her motto: "Imagine, explore, dream and create" --all ideals she applies and dedicates to her work.