A Movement of Community, Inclusion & Creative Collaboration
This movement began humbly as the vision of musician and filmmaker Martin Shore. Take Me To The River’ is an award-winning full-length documentary film directed and produced by Martin Shore. The film brings multiple generations of award-winning Memphis and Mississippi Delta musicians together, following them through the creative process of recording an historic new album. ‘Take Me to The River’ features Terrence Howard, William Bell, Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Lil P-Nut, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush, Frayser Boy, The North Mississippi All-Stars and many more. Within a record 3 years, the movement has expanded to include an Educational Initiative, a national tour and plans to tell stories of more cities, their rich musical histories and global impact. The ‘Take Me To The River’ Education Initiative seeks to inspire a deeper understanding of history, culture, and the meaning of intergenerational and cross-cultural collaboration. Through the program we bring the film directly to schools and share a screening, master classes, Q&A sessions and more, interacting directly with students, teachers and the community to bring history to life and foster a deeper understanding and respect for all cultures, genders and generations.
Martin Shore, Chairman, Social Capital
Founder, Visionary Take Me to The River Education Initiative
Producer, Director & Writer, Take Me to The River Documentary
Martin Shore is the Chairman of the Santa Monica based entertainment company Social Capital, one of the fastest growing feature film, music and new media companies in the industry. Shore began his 25-year entertainment career as a professional musician, touring with the likes of Bo Diddley, Mick Taylor, Bluesman Willie, Clarence Clemons, Albert Collins and many others. As a Grammy nominated music producer, Shore and his company Social Capital have been instrumental in the production of television series and feature films soundtracks. On the feature film side, his experiences range from production assistant to producer.
In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, he has been a successful real estate entrepreneur. In 1998, Shore was among the finalists and the eventual runner up for the prestigious Ernst & Young California Entrepreneur of the Year award. He has also recently founded Mobile Digital Network, a mobile content provider.
He received a degree in Business Administration and Communications from the Whitmore School of Business at the University of New Hampshire. He is a past lecturer at Mesa Junior College and Westchester State University.