When the Swan Sings on Hastings:  A Short Film (2019)

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Trailer Launch Event October 6

Southfield Public Library


26300 Evergreen Road, Southfield MI 48076

Meet & Greet with the stars of SWAN, preview screening of the trailer and public discussion about Paradise Valley.


SWAN is happening because of generous supporters who are proud to see an independent film about historic Detroit and Hamtramck! Join the SWANHastings Club today for as little as $10. Receive great perks and exclusive access!


filmed on location in detroit & Hamtramck

On one cataclysmic day on the famed Hastings Street, a tight circle of entertainers, Negro Leagues stars and entrepreneurs come to terms with the demise of their beloved neighborhood and way of life. Based on the novel by Thomas Galasso.

Producer: Heather Buchanan

Director: Heather Buchanan & Arthur Ray, Jr.

Writer: Heather Buchanan

Based on a novel by Thomas Galasso

Director of Photography: Kahn Santori Davison

Camera: Derien Stephens


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Director of Photography, Kahn Santori Davison

Kahn Santori Studios


Camera, Derien Stephens

Founder, Derien Aurelius Media