Phil Ranstrom

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Phil Ranstrom
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OccupationDocumentary film maker

Phil Ranstrom is an American documentary film maker.


From 1994 to 2006 Ranstrom worked as the producer of the documentary Cheat You Fair: The Story of Maxwell Street. During that time he interviewed a variety of blues musicians such as Buddy Guy, Bo Diddley and Johnny Williams.[1] Ranstrom tells the story of the displacement of the neighborhood's residents in favor of condos and commercial establishments and the subsequent effect on blues culture.[2] The film won a nomination at the 2012 Chicago / Midwest Emmy Awards for Outstanding Crafts Achievement Off-Air: Writer – Program On (non news) category.[3]


  1. ^ Sullivan, Catey (Nov 1, 2007). "The demise of a dream". Glenview Announcements (IL). Missing or empty |url= (help)
  2. ^ "Gone but Not Forgotten". Chicago Reader. Retrieved 2016-02-26.
  3. ^ Morgan, Mike (Oct 24, 2012). "14 indie made TV shows earn Midwest Emmy nominations". Reel Chicago. External link in |title= (help); Missing or empty |url= (help)

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