Life Changes Show, October 17, 2022
Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure, with Executive Producer Dorothy
You Can Experience a Rich and Fulfilling Life – Ep707
Featuring Interview Guest, Award-Winning Film and Television Producer, Best-Selling Author and Journalist, Kathy Eldon; and Performance Guest, Singer, Songwriter, David Roche on The LIFE CHANGES Show Episode 707 Titled, “You Can Experience a Rich and Fulfilling Life”
Interview Guest: KATHY ELDON; and Performance Guest: DAVID ROCHE
Kathy Eldon has worked as an award-winning film and television producer, best-selling author and journalist in England, Kenya and the United States. In 1998, Kathy and her daughter, Amy, launched Creative Visions Foundation, inspired by the life of her son, Dan Eldon – Reuters photojournalist, artist, and creative activist. The organization has helped support more than 360 projects and productions. In 2004, CV launched Rock your World, a free online curriculum based on the Declaration of Human Rights. Creative Visions has impacted more than 100 million people.
In 1990, Kathy founded Creative Visions Productions to produce films that would inspire action. Documentaries and films that Kathy has produced, or supported, have been distributed through global outlets including, Columbia Pictures, Netflix, CNN, PBS, TBS and OWN. Her EP credits include Extraordinary Moms, an OWN special, features actor, Julia Roberts, Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, talk show host, Rosie O’Donnell, and CNN correspondent, Christiane Amanpour and The Journey is the Destination, a feature about her son Dan, directed by Bronwen Hughes and produced by Kweku Mandela. The film streamed on Netflix and Amazon and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
A graduate of Wellesley College, Kathy is the author of 17 books, including cookbooks, self-help books, social history books for students, and the best-selling collection of her son’s journal pages, The Journey is the Destination. Kathy is the author of the popular Catcher series of guided journals, published by Chronicle Books. Harper One published Kathy’s acclaimed memoir, In the Heart of Life. Her most recent book, Hope Rising, A Musing, a collection of spoken word poetry, inspired a 90-minute special presented by luminaries including Julian Lennon, Marianne Williamson, Kweku Mandela, Diva Zappa, Rain Phoenix and Joe Sumner.
Kathy, a popular speaker, has been featured on countless television and radio programs globally, including several appearances on Oprah. Her many awards include being nominated as a Point of Light by Kweku Mandela on the anniversary of his grandfather’s birthday. Kathy, who served as a Malibu Arts Commissioner, lives with her husband, designer Michael Bedner, a few steps away from her daughter, Amy and her family, and the Dan Eldon Center for Creative Activism, a vibrant hub for individuals who want to help change their bit of the world for the better.
I am a singer/songwriter and I come from a family of singers and musicians and songwriters. It’s something I’ve been doing since I was a little kid. It’s hard to get out of the way of music and songwriting in my family. I started writing songs when I was five years old. I’ve performed with my wife, my daughter, my sisters, my in-laws, my niece and the list goes on and on. It’s a nice situation if not a little strange. I’m grateful that I can’t stop doing it.
My parents were Jack and Jude and they met while working as actors in a play. My three sisters formed the ground breaking avant-garde folk trio The Roches in the late 1980s and have been a huge influence on me and a whole lot of other folks. My niece Lucy Wainwright-Roche is a gifted singer and songwriter and her dad is the Grammy winning singer songwriter Loudon Wainwright III who is famous for being the best man at my wedding in Youghal Ireland. My nephew is the late great Edward Felix Mcteigue who wrote hit songs and left us all stunned when he unexpectedly passed in 2020. Greg Trooper is a greatly missed songwriter and singer who also happened to be my brother in law. My daughter Oona is an actor in film and TV. My mom wound up being the Poet Laureate of Warwick NY.
Another wonderful part of my musical life involves the one and only Paranoid Larry. This is a guy whose songwriting cannot be over-hyped and for decades I have been in his “imaginary band” for a lot of wonderful shows here in New York. You must see it to believe it.
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