A new documentary film produced at Mizzou and featuring a musical score composed and performed by students from the School of Music will get a free screening at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 3 at the Missouri Theatre.
“Keep the Cameras Rolling: The Pedro Zamora Way” tells the story of one of the early stars of the MTV reality show “The Real World” who became a noted advocate for people with AIDS before dying in 1994 at age 22.
The film was co-directed by MU professors William Horner and Stacey Woelfel, who first approached the School of Music’s director Julia Gaines for help in finding a Mizzou composer to score the film. Gaines enlisted the help of the composition faculty, who in turn selected master’s student Daniel Vega to write the music.
Vega’s score was performed by the Mizzou New Music Ensemble, who debuted a portion of it in a concert back in November 2019.
The film includes appearances from “Real World” alums as well as former President Bill Clinton, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and actor Taye Diggs, and also features contributions from MU faculty and students in the school’s Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism, which is named after MU alum and “Real World” creator, and the Harry S. Truman School of Government and Public Affairs.