“This is Not a Story About…” is a classically-inspired modern radio program about the history of cinema written and hosted by filmmaker Ted Geoghegan (WE ARE STILL HERE, MOHAWK). Each episode of the program begins as the story of someone or something in the world of film that cinephiles know quite well, but transforms into an expertly-researched tale about a new topic: one that can be closely-related or worlds away from where its story began.
“This is Not a Story About…” is edited, mixed, and produced by filmmaker Adam Stovall (A GHOST WAITS).
The series’ debut episode, “This is Not a Story About Walt Disney” follows young Walt as he struggles to make his way in the burgeoning world of animation, but transforms into the story of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, a blockbuster cartoon icon who was stolen out from under Disney and locked away for a half-century before finding redemption in the most unlikely of places.
The second episode, “This is Not a Story About Bruce Lee” begins with the well-known life of martial arts’ biggest name, using it as an introduction to the story of kung fu star Alexander Fu Sheng, whose incredible career in Hong Kong cinema was ultimately overshadowed by bigger names – and whose life and art deserve rediscovery.
Episode three, “This is Not a Story About Bela Lugosi”, starts with the life of cinema’s most iconic vampire, and transforms into the lush, vibrant tale of the other DRACULA produced by Universal Pictures in 1931 – a Spanish language production, shot on the same sets at night, whose creation and impact are the stuff of legend.