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Producer/Director Albert is preparing a new documentary about “The Making of Bluegrass Country Soul” which will be a part of the special 50th anniversary edition box-set. This video will be for anyone interested in bluegrass music, independent filmmaking, or both.

Albert started making films when he was 12 years old, and won First Prize in the Kodak Teenage Movie Contest when he was 18.

Director film maker Albert Ihde with Lobero Theatre kiosk for Bluegrass Country Soul film

Albert Ihde standing next to the kiosk at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA, where his bluegrass film was shown to benefit SBT: The Santa Barbara Theatre Company.


The Student is a short 16mm, black & white film Albert made while a senior majoring in drama at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. TV viewers who have seen Mr. Robot and Smash will recognize Michael Cristofer in his first film role. He helped write the screenplay that eventually led to the production of Bluegrass Country Soul. In addition to his many stage and screen acting credits, Michael is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright as well as a director of plays and motion pictures.