The short film Forever Waves is a testament to the power of collaboration. The film is directed and co-written by Jeff Roedel, a former editor of the Baton Rouge magazine, 225. The other co-writer is Kristin Diable, who also stars and sings in the film.
Kristin is a New Orleans musician with a distinct sound. Depending on who you ask, she plays country, blues, or southern rock and sounds sort of like Patsy Kline, Neko Case, or Stevie Nicks, but Kristin doesn’t care about the labels. She just wants to make music that expresses her truest self. You can hear that in her music and see it in the film, a story about a musician trying to reconnect with the things that really matter.
Forever Waves is a collaborative effort between Jeff and Kristin, built on a 10-year-old friendship. It’s the kind of rare project that only comes about when two artists take the time to understand each other’s sensibilities and build something together based on that understanding.
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- Facebook page for Forever Waves
- Kristin’s website
- Forever Waves premiered at the Louisiana International Film Festival in 2015.
- Jeff’s blog of musical recommendations, American Thrift
- Kristin’s explains what it means to be a New Orleans musician for nola.com.
- Jeff’s 225 review of Fault in our Stars
- Below, Kristen discusses the inspiration behind her latest album.