Horatio Baltz

Filmmaker & Photographer currently working in New York City



The World's Greatest Storyteller

2017, Documentary Short.
TRT: 17:34


Directed & Edited by Horatio Baltz
Sound Design & Mixing by Micah Blaichman
Original Music Composed by Malcolm Parson

T. Berry, The World's Greatest Storyteller, is a Harlem based street performer who has been delivering his unique brand of "street story-telling" to late night Greenwich Village bar-goers since 1985.

The stories T. Berry performs are traditional folk stories he learned as a child, some of which date back to the late 1800's with origins in the American Slave Trade. Rooted in African American folk culture, the stories have been passed down generations primarily through an oral tradition.

With scant interest in his craft and under the constant threat of eviction, T. Berry struggles to survive while attempting to preserve a dying artform.