Stephanie Mack was penning an urban adaptation of, 'The Spirit of Jezebel', when Lumime Long began sharing stories about his famous brother.
Intrigued, Mack flew to Las Vegas and, with iPhone in hand, filmed the last known interview of the Black entertainment trailblazer.
Together with Spencer's private collection of photos, Mack produced a 30 minute documentary celebrating the late pioneer.
For 7 years Mack has worked pain-stakingly on the project, trying to produce a quality film worthy of the amazing life of Dancer.
“It was like his story grabbed ahold of me and wouldn’t let go!” says Mack about her directorial debut.
Name: Stephanie Mack
Lives in: Culver City, California
Company: Stephanie Mack Productions
Occupation: Filmmaker, Playwright, Producer, Screenwriter, Director, Editor, Hair Stylist, Makeup Artist and Student
Unique traits: Listener
The LA Shorts Awards
Indie Night Film Festival
The LA Tap Festival
The Life of Dancer
Film (short) (Documentary and Short) Director THE LIFE OF DANCER is one of the most inspirational and uplifting stories of the year. As one of the world's FIRST Black Dancers to receive a STAR on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 98 year-old Dr. Prince C. Spencer sits for a candid home IMovie. Narrated by Hawthorne James, Dr. Spencer shares his time working through segregated show business with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. He reminisces on negotiating with Eddie Murphy over 'Harlem Nights' and then recalls the tragic day Redd Foxx took his last breath. The film features beautiful photographs and rare film footage that brands his historical legacy and brings Dr. Spencer's extraordinary story to life.