"Up To Snuff" Award Winning Doc New England Premiere

6:00pm Fri May 4 Gateway Community College

Up To Snuff

The excesses of rock and roll success lead a Texas musician to Hollywood, where he overcomes addiction and becomes one of the most beloved composers in television history, inspiring and enriching the lives of all he encounters along the way.

Millions of people have been touched by his music, yet few know the journey, hardships and triumphs of American musician and composerW.G. Snuffy Walden. Friends and collaborators share personal stories, laughs and insights about this  generous soul who overcame the excesses of rock and roll to find success as one of the most beloved composers in television history.

Infused with Snuffy’s music throughout, the film features luminaries from television, film and music, including Aaron Sorkin, Martin Sheen, Tom Arnold, Timothy Busfield, Fred Savage, Marshall Herskovitz, Steve Lukather, Chaka Khan, Amy Keys and Eric Burdon, and scenes from The West Wing, Wonder Years, Sports Night, and thirtysomething.


Emmy award-winning producer best known for television specials The Honors: A Salute to American Heroes, National Memorial Day Parade, and On Stage at the Kennedy Center with Marvin Hamlisch. Mark's work has appeared on ABC, CBS, CNN, Discovery, FOX, MSNBC, MTV, NBC, and PBS.

Over the past two decades, Mark's productions have included Tom Arnold, Ed Asner, Kevin Bacon, Bret Baier, Ernest Borgnine, Dean Cain, Brian Dennehy, Michael Douglas, Robert Duvall, Ken Howard, Taylor Kitsch, James Madio, Joe Mantegna, Julianne Moore, Sean Murray, Mickey Rooney, Mike Rowe, Pat Sajak, Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Gary Sinise, Tom Sizemore, Aaron Sorkin, Kevin Spacey, Kiefer Sutherland, Jon Voight, Judy Woodruff and three U.S. Presidents.

Musicians with whom Mark has worked include Alanis Morissette, Beach Boys, Blues Traveler, Bonnie Bramlett, Colin Hay, Five for Fighting, G.E. Smith, Hootie & the Blowfish, J. Geils, Jimmy Buffett, Michelle Branch, Pat McGee, Rick Derringer, Sheryl Crow, Sister Hazel, Steven Van Zandt and Snuffy Walden.

Maxey is a member of the Producers Guild of America, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, National Association of Television Program Executives, American Film Institute, and is co-founder and chairman of the Washington West Film Festival.

05.04.18 - 6:00 pm
1 hour 20 minutes