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Thunder Soul

Release Date: September 23, 2011 (USA)
Director: Mark Landsman
Jamie Foxx as:
Executive Producer
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Plot Summary

Thunder Soul follows the extraordinary alumni from Houston’s storied Kashmere High School Stage Band, who return home after 35 years to play a tribute concert for the 92-year-old “Prof,” their beloved band leader who broke the color barrier and transformed the school’s struggling jazz band into a world-class funk powerhouse in the early 1970s.


  • Thunder Soul premiered at South by Southwest Film Festival on March 13, 2010.
  • In the fall of 2010, Jamie Foxx, had caught an industry screening, expressed interest in meeting with the team. As a classically-trained musician Foxx identified strongly with the story and fully endorsed its message and soon offered to come aboard.
  • Jamie Foxx stepped in as a presenter and executive producer to help provide the film a theatrical release.


SXSW – Audience Award (Lone Star States)
Heartland Film Festival – Crystal Heart Award
Hot Docs – Audience Award
Los Angeles Film Festival – Audience Award
Dallas International Film Festival – Audience Award
Aspen Film Festival – Audience Award
Indie Memphis – Best Documentary Feature
Pan African Film Festival – Best Documentary Feature