portrait of a subculture



Executive Producer:  Steven R. Hurlburt
Directed by:  Steven R. Hurlburt and Flournoy Holmes
First Camera and Film Editor:   Fletcher Holmes
Additional Camera:   Flournoy and srh
Soundtrack Design:   srh and Fletch

Original Soundtrack Music:  Spunhuny
(recorded by Jerry Sumrell)


Additional Music Provided By:
Project Z, Slang


Principal Dreaddie Kids:
James, Eleni, “drunk and high” Dave, Little Ashley Tree

Featuring interviews with:
Musicians:   Bob Weir (Grateful Dead),
Dave Schools and John Bell (Widespread Panic),
Jimmy Herring (Phil Lesh and Friends, The Dead)

Academics:  Rebecca Adams, Ph.D. (UNC-Greensboro),
Noel Leo Erskine, Ph.D. ( Emory University )

Authors:  David Gans (Playing in the Band ),
Blair Jackson (Garcia: An American Life ),
Dennis McNally ( A Long Strange Trip ),
Steve Silberman (Skeleton Key: A Dictionary for Deadheads )

 A Clown:   Wavy Gravy

Dreadheads was shot on DV and super-8 film
from May 2002 to March 2004.



thanks to the talkingheads in Dreadheads for their words and time:

• rebecca adams is the co-editor of “deadhead social science”
• noel leo erskine is author of “decolonizing theology: a caribbean perspective”, and “king among the theologians”
• david gans is a musician, author, producer and radio host
• blair jackson is senior editor of mix magazine
• dennis mcnally is the author of “desolate angel: jack kerouac, the beat generation and america”
• steve silberman is an editor at wired magazine, and co-editor (with david shenk) of “skeleton key: a dictionary for deadheads”


“third floor rapunzel” copyright 2003 by roz chast

“star machine” and “birdsong” copyright 2002 ashley minozzi

“dead summertime 2003” copyright 2003 david stepp

bob marley photo by scott dalgren

quote from “skeleton key” used by permission of the authors

footage from “jah lives” courtesy human studies film archives,
smithsonian institution and caribbean institute of media and communication,
university of the west indies

footage from “succubus” courtesy
fletcher holmes and amy rance

film transfer by cinepost, atlanta