So Glad I Made It
So Glad I Made It is a portrait of America’s best unknown songwriter, Roger Salloom. The film follows the efforts of Salloom, a fifty-something former San Francisco psychedelic rocker and Nashville songwriter, as he attempts to jump-start his career after a 20 year hiatus from the music business. Shot over a period of six months, the film weaves performances by Salloom and Grammy Award winners James Cotton and The Blind Boys of Alabama, with contemporary verite and candid interviews resulting in a kind of counter-VH1 “behind the music”. Salloom’s struggles reveal how illusive the American Dream is for most contemporary musical artists underscoring the hard realities of the music industry.