Film - TV Releases
Jed has written, produced and recorded music for a number of international film and TV productions that have been released in recent years, including five major Film and TV projects for:
- Lone Chimney Films (Indi Theaters and PBS Broadcast)
- Blackhawk Productions (Playboy Channel)
- Burkhardt/Griffith Productions (Theater Distribution and Netflix)
Released in Jan, 2017
Home on the Range
Jed licensed two recordings to the film and also played on screen, portraying the banjo player for Skip Gorman and the Happy Fellers!
Two documentary films with Lone Chimney Films, each played independent theaters throughout the US and PBS television.
The Road to Valhalla movie trailer on Youtube
Released in 2014. "When the Civil War erupted in 1861, it was a shock to many Americans. It was not a shock to the people of the Kansas-Missouri border. They had been at war since 1854, fighting for whether or not Kansas would be a free state or a slave state. Kansas entered the Union in January of 1861 as a free state at the same time that southern states were seceding from the Union. Over the next four years, the border war would escalate until it became difficult to tell friend from foe and many had even forgotten the source of the disagreement. Battles, irregular warfare, the largest civilian massacre on a city and forced evacuations characterized this challenging period. The conflict would end, the Union would be restored and, amazingly, former enemies would become neighbors again."
- Ken Spurgeon, Executive Director
Bloody Dawn - movie trailer on Youtube
Released in 2007. On Friday, August 21, 1863. dawned clear and bright in the sleepy abolitionist town of Lawrence, Kansas. Its citizens awoke that morning unaware that the feared Missouri raider William Quantrill and more than 400 of his followers were bearing down on them intent on retribution, bloodshed and destruction. A few hours later, nearly 200 men and boys lay dead, the ruins of buildings and homes smoldered, and raiders raced for the safety of the Missouri border. It was the worst act of terrorism committed against civilians during the Civil War. Survivors would rebuild and later recount their tales. Here is their story.
A Television Series by Blackhawk Productions for the Playboy Channel
True Lives - reality TV series trailer on Youtube
Released 2005. Just how real are people on reality shows.... are they still "real people" when they know they have a camera in their face? What if they did not know. To find out we went in search of 6 people to let us invade their lives 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for 3 months. We told them they would be followed around by cameras every where they went... what we did not tell them was that the Castle we were moving them into was wired with Hidden Cameras. They just assumed (as we hoped) that when the camera crew left the room, they were off camera. Reality TV has finally crossed the line.
A feature film for general release by Production Companies: Burkhardt/Griffith Productions - Deeper Magic Communications - Roaring Leo Productions
Thank You, Good Night - movie trailer on Youtube
Released in 2001. It is April 1994. The Handy Kaufmans are New Jerseys foremost underachieving rock band. Kurt Cobain has just committed suicide, and this band full of slackers is about to embark on one final tour. They have been at it for four years. Either they make it big this time they grab the brass ring of a record contract or they resign themselves to a life of nine-to-five mediocrity. Lee, the band leader and drummer, is a control freak who also never finishes what he starts. Mike, the chief songwriter, tries to emulate the tortured-artist lifestyle of the rock-and-roll icons he idolizes, like Cobain. Donnie, lead singer and compulsive womanizer, and Big Frank, the incompetent but golden-hearted manager, round out the band personnel. (Their bassist, Jim, electrocutes himself in a drunken pissing contest.) The Kaufmans are joined by last-minute replacement Trixie, a wild rock-and-roll beauty and bassist who sparks up Lees dormant romantic instincts. What will this tour across the Midwest and New York State hold for the and? Will they be able to overcome their own worst enemies themselves in their quest to make it to the final gig? It is there, at a huge state fair, that Lee expects a powerful record company executive to see their performance. He will sign them, Lee vows, and catapult them to their dream of stardom.
In addition he has licensed his music for use in a variety of museum and historical event films.
Interviews and Live Performances
Jed Marum Interview for The Road to Valhalla
Best Civil War Fiddler Banjo Player Duo! Come Back Katy
Where the Green Grass Grows (c) Jed Marum 2001
The Shenandoahs Run (c) Jed Marum, 2006
Wild Geese aka Norland Wind
Liberty Ridge String Band
Jed Marum "West Texas Wind"
Videos and Film Productions
LORENA - Michael Martin Murphey, Jed Marum and Friends
Even as I Ramble Performed by Jed Marum
Last Day of May
Bloody Dawn: The Lawrence Massacre trailer
Jed Marum and Music Friends
The Road to Valhalla Trailer 1
Relive the Legend
Jed and Music Friends
Jed Marum and Music Friends