Purple Dreams


Purple Dreams – Robin GreyPurple Dreams is an extraordinary arts education story following high school students on a three-year journey of transformation. Struggling with homelessness, low-income neighborhoods, gang-related violence, and single-parent households, these students broaden their world through a triumphant musical production that ultimately propels them into a world of opportunity previously beyond their reach.


“…an emotional case for the value of the arts…’ – The Charlotte Observer


RRobin Grey - Purple Dreamsobin Grey, Producer

Robin is a New York entertainment attorney with over 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry. She has been overseeing GreyHawk Films’ projects for the past 10 years while she serves as Executive Producer and/or Producer on their diverse films. Prior to partnering with Joanne Hock, Robin worked in film production and new media in New York City for 20 years, starting as a PA and working many years as a production accountant as well as a producer while attending law school at night.  Her NY business management experience includes VP Business and Legal Affairs, Controller and Production Supervisor at Scholastic Entertainment as well as Managing Director/COO of RGA Media Group, the leading digital agency of the decade. 

With a commitment to help at risk children, Robin has served as a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem for the NC courts and served as Vice Chair for The Arts Empowerment Project, a non-profit which funds arts programs for victimized children. Robin has also served as Treasurer for IQ, The International Quorum of Motion Picture Producers and worked on several other boards for the past 30 years.


Joanne Hock - Purple DreamsJoanne Hock, Director

Joanne Hock is a passionate and prolific storyteller. She has written and directed feature films and documentaries, lensed and directed countless television commercials and directed national and international television shows. With more than 30 years in this ever-changing industry – and among a small population of women to break the glass ceiling in directing and cinematography, Joanne’s career continues to expand and grow.

Her PBS projects include: From Poverty to Power – The James B. Duke Story, Laugh at Us, In the Footsteps of Elie Wiesel, The Spirit of Sacagawea, The Newport Effect and Crossroads Charlotte. Joanne has directed over 30 episodes of True Crime television for networks such as Discovery ID, Biography and Lifetime.

Her original screenplay, Wednesdays at the Gem, was a semi-finalist in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ prestigious screenwriting competition, the Nicholl Fellowship and is now in development at GreyHawk Films which she co-owns with Robin Grey. Most recently she completed two notable pop-culture documentaries, which are in the film festival circuit; the feature length documentary Purple Dreams, and Martin Hill: Camera Man. Purple Dreams premiered to a sold out crowd at the prestigious Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in April, 2017.


Thursday March 15, 2018 Bailey Hall, Broward College Davie, FL 7:30 PM ET
Friday March 16, 2018 South Miami-Dade Cultural Center Cutler Bay, FL 8:30 PM ET
Sunday March 18, 2018 Askew Student Life Cinema, Florida State University Tallahassee, FL 5:00 PM ET
Monday March 19, 2018 Tropic Cinema Key West, FL 6:30 PM ET
Tuesday March 20, 2018 Capitol Arts Center Bowling Green, KY 7:00 PM CT
Thursday March 22, 2018 Dixie Center for the Arts Ruston, LA 7:00 PM CT
Friday March 23, 2018 Hearn Stage Alexandria, LA 7:00 PM CT