Sunbelt Ag Expo taps SPE to celebrate the heritage of American farming

The annual Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia is known as “North America’s Premier Farm Show.” In this series of documentary TV spots, Self-Proclaimed Entertainment explains why.

By capturing the events and atmosphere of the 2011 Expo, Wayne Franklin and Kris Wheeler of SPE brought their signature documentary style to this campaign. Their goal was to highlight the tradition and heritage of American family farms. Stitching the campaign together is a narrative by an actual farming family who shared with SPE not only their experiences with the Expo but their feelings about farming in general.

Check out the first of the spots below.

  • Client: Sunbelt Ag Expo
  • Title: Family
  • TV :30
  • Directors: Wayne Franklin & Kris Wheeler
  • Writer: Kris Wheeler
  • Editor: Wayne Franklin


Thanks again to all the wonderful supporters out there who backed our Kickstarter campaign and made it such a success. Even as I’m writing this we’re putting to work your faith in us! We’re holed up in Daytona Beach where we’re spending a little get-away time to knock out the rough cut for Duke & The King. So far so good … happy to report we’re pleased with how it’s all coming together.

We’ll try and posts some clips in the not-too-distant future so check back often for updates. Thanks!

We’re Kickstarter-Approved!

After reading a number of horror stories about filmmakers having their projects either rejected outright or subjected to a lengthy series of changes to get approval, we weren’t convinced our Kickstarter campaign was a sure thing. Good news! After less than 24 hours, our campaign to raise completion funds for Duke & The King was approved!

“But what’s Kickstarter?” you may ask. Good question. Read more

Dream It. Believe It. Proclaim It.

Welcome to Self-Proclaimed Entertainment. Our site is still in the works, but soon you’ll be able to click around, see some samples of our work and read a little more about us.

Until then, check out some of these links:

  • Liquid Coast Films – the production company of SPE Executive Producer Kris Wheeler
  • Wannabe Films – the production shingle of SPE Executive Producer Wayne Franklin
  • Real Southern Men – a blogizine celebrating everything that’s great about Southern life, published by Wayne & Kris
  • – home of the concert film/documentary Back From The Dread
  • Bayou Country – a compelling documentary, currently in post-production, produced and directed by Kris, produced and edited by Wayne