Often Awesome series continues to receive deserved attention

by Jeff Sykes

Filkmmaker Andy Coon and co-creator Blake Faucette made oneof the most moving web documentaries ever when they chronicled Tim LaFollette’sbattle with ALS in the series Often Awesome.

With the Ice Bucket Challenge craze this summer, the36-episode series shot between 2009 and LaFollette’s passing in August 2011 hasreceived renewed, and much deserved attention.

The Charleston City Paper profiled Coon this week.

Below are a few links to YES! Weekly’s staff coverage ofLaFollette and the making of the series.

Musician with ALS makes the most

Often Awesome, the web series

A bassist in decline, still soaring

Often Awesome film festival fundraiser entertains and enlightens