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Unshaken: The Road to Woo
39-minutes
Ferrari Films presents UNSHAKEN: THE ROAD TO WOO, a 40-minute documentary film on the life of Wendy Woo and the stories of the Wendy Woo Band. Wendy Woo shares her experiences as a business woman, musician, and mother.
Screening days and times
  • Saturday: Block 3 – 1:15pm

Unshaken: The Road to Woo

Filmmakers
Running Time
Short Film
39 minutes
Genres
Documentary, Short

Unshaken: The Road to Woo

For more than 25 years, Wendy Woo has been one of Colorado’s most popular and beloved singer/songwriter/musician. UNSHAKEN: THE ROAD TO WOO traces Wendy’s musical history from learning to play a few chords of Paul McCartney’s “Blackbird” to working and playing at Boulder’s famed Fox Theatre, to being courted by Nashville publishers who wanted to turn her into a songwriting machine.

Over the course of her career, she has learned to juggle performing, the music business, relationships, and three children.

The latter was what attracted Ferrari Films to her story. Denise Ferrari, the owner of Ferrari Films, attended an outdoor concert of Wendy Woo’s in the summer of 2018, where Woo had brought along her six-year-old daughter. Notes Ferrari, “As a business professional and mother, I was curious about Wendy’s ability to balance parenting and career, and about the personal and musical influences that had made Wendy into the outstanding mom and artist that she is.”

A unique twist to Wendy Woo’s career is that even though Woo and her ex-husband (who she met when she needed a drummer) are now married to other people, they continue to play in the band together. The marriage didn’t survive, but the band did.

Wendy Woo has been a mainstay in the Colorado music scene for over 20 years. She has lived and played in Boulder, then Denver, and now Northern Colorado and has been named best singer/songwriter in each location (plus a slew of other recognitions). Westword just did a feature article about her in honor of the Westword Music Showcase’s 25th-anniversary celebration. She’s one of the few performers who has earned a spot in the Music Showcase Hall of Fame. While Wendy has toured nationally (playing in famed venues including the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, the Bitter End in NYC, the Hotel Cafe in LA, and Sweetwater in Mill Valley), she and Colorado are inseparable.

Filmmaker Notes:

Ferrari Films was founded in 1996 and has been producing award winning multimedia products ever since. In 2017, the Ferrari Films team began to expand their expertise towards documentary filmmaking and have produced three feature length documentaries including Song of Songs: The Journey of a Consecrated Virgin, The American Opioid Crisis: Talbot Goes Purple, and Unshaken: The Road to Woo.

Film details
Subtitles
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Festival screenings
Year(s) screened
  • 2019
Screening days and times
  • Saturday: Block 3 – 1:15pm
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