In collaboration with Mary Frances Hurt and with support from the Mississippi John Hurt Foundation, Draft, a creative production company, is currently producing a documentary on the life of a legend, Mississippi John Hurt. This documentary, HURT - A Mississippi Inspiration, is long overdue! Anyone wishing to support this project is encouraged to contribute to the Foundation's Silver Anniversary Fundraiser. Film release dates, Teasers, Trailers, and more will roll out as the film progresses, and we invite you to check back here for updates.

The wait is over... the official Trailer for the upcoming documentary film, HURT - A Mississippi Inspiration, is here! This is a major milestone for the project and we are proud of the progress we've made. We thank each and every person who has supported it - we have come this far because of you. Anyone wishing to donate to this important project is encouraged to contribute to the Foundation's Silver Anniversary Fundraiser Campaign. There is more work to be done! (View Trailer)

The recent world premiere of the official Trailer for the documentary film, HURT - A Mississippi Inspiration, at Central Cinema in Knoxville TN, was a great success! The event also included vintage film clips of rural life in the South curated by the Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound, a 16mm presentation of Louie Bluie (1985) about Howard “Louie Bluie” Armstrong, and commentary provided by Mary Frances Hurt. ABC WATE TV aired this interview with the film's Producer, Paul West, and a Draft film crew Director, Jamison Stalsworth, leading up to the event. (Watch Interview)

This amazing group of people came together in Woodstock to continue the filming of the upcoming documentary, HURT - A Mississippi Inspiration. Their interviews were fascinating, their stories and memories were special, and their music captured the spirit of Mississippi John Hurt. Also present but not pictured was Rory Block. With the people represented in this group, you can be sure that the film will be interesting! (ltr: Valerie Turner, Happy Traum, Guy Davis, John Sebastian, Alan Lighty, Mary Frances Hurt, Benedict Turner)

In this photo, Mary Frances Hurt is surrounded by members of the Draft film crew who traveled to Avalon to begin filming HURT - A Mississippi Inspiration, a documentary about the life and times of her grandfather, the legendary musician, Mississippi John Hurt. Mary is pictured here in front of a vintage pickup truck that sits on Foundation property in Avalon - the same property where the Mississippi John Hurt museum is located. John Hurt's life has been discussed and documented many times, but this "don't miss" story will be told for the first time from the perspective of a family member.

If you've never been to Avalon, Mississippi, let this film clip introduce you to the region. The documentary film, HURT - A Mississippi Inspiration, produced by the Draft film crew in collaboration with the Mississippi John Hurt Foundation, will be more in depth - this is just a Teaser. Enjoy! (Watch Film Clip)

Please enjoy this Teaser, produced by Draft, for the documentary film, HURT - A Mississippi Inspiration. The Teaser is narrated by Mary Frances Hurt, the granddaughter of Mississippi John Hurt. Let her voice transport you as she begins to share the true story of her grandfather, and the crackling strains of an old 78 playing on a vintage phonograph create the perfect atmosphere. Mary's sincerity and truth will be the hallmarks of this documentary, setting it apart from all other stories told about Mississippi John Hurt. This will be the story you haven't heard, the story you need to hear. (Watch Teaser)