She’s a Soul Man is a semi-autobiographical tale from the mind of writer/director Caitlin Byrnes inspired by the 1960’s soul music she was raised on. Featuring the music of Brooklyn’s Daptone Records, the film was a true family affair with Caitlin’s father Jim Byrnes starring alongside Julia Sarah Stone (The Year Dolly Parton was My Mother) in this quirky short.
Lou, a 13-year-old girl who was raised to believe in the power of sweet soul music, has come to live with her aunt in Suburbia. Afraid to do her own funky thing in her new surroundings, she fades into the beige background. Until her very soulful guardian angel intervenes…
Cast: Julia Stone, Baljodh Nagra and Jim Byrnes
Director: Caitlin Byrnes
Cinematographer: Collin Morrison
Editor: Stirling Bancroft
Music: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens, Chin Injeti and The Sojourners.