McKinney, Texas (PRWEB) May 14, 2011
“Hey Dillon,” the fifth film directed by award winning director, Dean J. Augustin, will make its world television premiere on June 18, 2011 on The Documentary Channel.
The Documentary Channel is a 24-hour-per-day, 7-days-a-week television network dedicated exclusively to airing the works of independent documentary filmmakers. The Documentary Channel features some of the highest quality documentary films made by many of the most talented documentarians of all time. “Hey Dillon – The Last Great DJ” has been selected as part of “June is Music Month on The Documentary Channel.” The Documentary Channel will air “Hey Dillon” as well as other high-profile music titles featuring notable musicians such as The Beastie Boys, The Ramones, John Lee Hooker, The Drive-By Truckers, and more.
“It’s truly an honor to be recognized by The Documentary Channel,” says the McKinney-based filmmaker. “I’m a huge fan of The Documentary Channel.” This is the fourth time Augustin has been honored for his work. His second film, “The Enemy,” was named Best Documentary at 2004 George Lindsey UNA Film Festival.
Hey Dillon is the story of Dallas Radio Icon Brett Dillon. Dillon, a fixture at Dallas’ KHYI for over 12 years, is featured in the 72 minute documentary. The story centers on Brett’s battles with corporations, technology, and his inner-demons to continue as - The Last Great DJ. The documentary features 15 songs by some of the best Americana artists in Texas, and the original song “The Last Great DJ” by McKinney, Texas and Nashville singer song/writer Austin Cunningham.
“Hey Dillon” was filmed at various location in Dallas and McKinney and includes some spectacular footage shot at McKinney’s Cotton Mill. “I was looking for a fusion of technology with the ‘roots’ of Americana music.” says Augustin. “The Cotton Mill was the largest denim manufacture in the world until technology and globalization forced its closing. It’s a metaphor for what’s happening to radio DJ’s.”
Hey Dillon – The Last Great DJ is available on DVD at Amazon.com, CreateSpace.com.
Dean J. Augustin is an award winning Texas based writer and director. After winning the American Cinema Foundation Screenwriting Contest, Dean started “The Good Fight - Motion Pictures” to create, and promote his unique method of filmmaking. His first film, “The Secret Journal of Benny Travis,” won a Platinum Remi Award at WoldFest in Houston. Dean’s second film, “The Enemy,” won the prestigious Golden Lion Award for Best Documentary at the 2004 UNA George Lindsey Film Festival.
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