Stay Prayed Up

A spirited celebration of 83-year-old Lena Mae Perry and her legendary North Carolina gospel group The Branchettes. The film documents The Branchettes as they record their first, fully live album. Through shared prayer, laughter, hardship and praise, this “church gospel noisy crew” demonstrates that music, like faith, ain’t nothing without some fire inside.

“A plain-spoken tribute. Packs in a lot of spirited music.”

The New York Times

“The power of gospel comes alive. Engaging. Spiritual. Tender.”

The Hollywood Reporter

“Bursting with warmth, joy, and soul-stirring gospel music.”


awards & festivals

Telluride Film Festival - 2021

DOC NYC - 2021