Monday, August 27, 2018

Drew Stone Interview

Matt Ward recently had the opportunity to sit down with filmmaker and musician, Drew Stone. Stone runs the New York City-based production company Stone Films NYC, and is the executive producer of the Muhammad Ali documentary, "Me Whee."

Drew Stone at the World Premier of "The New York Hardcore Chronicles Film"

"Me Whee" was shot in 1975 in and around his training camp in Deer Lake, PA and in Las Vegas. This documentary captures an incredible moment in time in Muhammad Ali’s life. At the peak of his career his love for kids and general philosophy of life shine thru with appearances by luminaries from the boxing and entertainment world. Highlights include his legendary 1975 commencement speech at Harvard University.

"Me Whee" Poster

The documentary features appearances by Muhammad Ali, Phyllis Diller, Jerry Lewis, Angelo Dundee, B.B. King, Drew “Bundini” Brown, Jim Brown, Walter Youngblood, Lloyd Wells, and Gene Kilroy.

"To Drew Stone, From Muhammad Ali, Peace 1977"

Check out their interview on both SoundCloud and iTunes:

Bonus Round - Drew Stone Interview with Matt Ward on SoundCloud

Bonus Round - Drew Stone Interview with Matt Ward on iTunes

Muhammad Ali Autographed Photo

"Me Whee" Screening in Philadelphia

The Veteran Boxers Association Ring 1 of Philadelphia will host the first Philadelphia screening of the Muhammad Ali documentary "Me Whee" on *September 12th* with Q & A moderated by Executive Producer Drew Stone and special guests Nigel Collins, Henry Hascup, J. Russell Peltz, and Craig "The Journeyman" Setari (Sick of It All).

Tickets for this event are $10.00 and are available at the door and by calling 609-377-6413. Your ticket purchase includes food and drink specials at the VBA Ring 1 Clubhouse located at 2733 E Clearfield St, Philadelphia, PA 19134. For more information on this great event, check out the official Facebook event page by clicking here.

Drew Stone and Matt Ward

Drew Stone Singing with his Band, Antidote

Drew's Father, Arny Stone, with Willie Pep

Arny Stone with Joe Frazier

Ali Film Negative Lab Report from 1975

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