Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over
An inspirational portrait of a living legend, this documentary begins with Warwick’s youth in New Jersey, recounts her first forays at the Apollo Theater, details her tour in the south under Jim Crow laws, and depicts shopping for couture with Marlene Dietrich. This lovingly crafted film showcases Warwick’s refusal to conform, as it charts her efforts to support AIDS research, speak truth to power, and ascend the trends on Twitter. Featuring an all-star cast of commentators that includes: Gladys Knight, Elton John, Snoop Dogg, Quincy Jones, Alicia Keys, and Stevie Wonder, this delightful film is an ode to a music maven whose indelible mark on the world will affect generations to come.
Dave Wooley is a director, producer, writer, and adjunct professor at Wilmington University. He has co-written two books with Dionne Warwick: My Life, as I See It: An Autobiography, and the NAACP Image Award-nominated Say a Little Prayer. Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over is his directorial debut.
David Heilbroner was born in New York City and was educated as an attorney. He has produced the Oscar-nominated short documentary Traffic Stop (2017) and, with his wife Kate Davis, co-directed the documentaries Stonewall Uprising (2010) and Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland (2018). Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over is his latest film.
Director Dave Wooley, David Heilbroner
Executive Producer Raymond Schinazi, Geralyn Dreyfous, Regina Scully, Michelle Freeman, Wes Hall
Producer Dave Wooley
Editor Stephen Perry
Cinematographer Tom Bergmann, Thaddeus Wadleigh
Music Bill Jolly
Print Source Wooley Entertainment