Alamedan’s Films Getting Attention at Festivals


Alameda resident and filmmaker Clay Kempf’s latest documentary Don’t Shoot, I’m the Guitar Man premiered at the San Francisco Indie Festival last week. The film relays the true story about musician Buzzy Martin who taught music to inmates at San Quentin State Prison. Kempf served as director of photography for Guitar Man

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An earlier documentary by Kempf won Best Feature Film at the Portland Documentary Film Festival in Portland, Ore. late last year. That film, Stu Steinberg, discusses the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on America’s veterans.