VINYL (Tales from the Vienna Underground)
VINYL (Tales from the Vienna Underground) is the first feature-length documentary to reveal the interconnected world of experimental, trash & electronic musicians in Vienna, and how the artists in this historically unique space interpret which sounds make music in very different ways. V I N Y L is also partly a love letter to a cultural icon – vinyl records - which have been a part of so many people’s lives for decades, and which persist in the future of music creation & distribution, despite the pervasiveness of digital technology. In this film, vinyl is a metaphor for something we love, even for its imperfections and scratches, and so it is with these musicians’ love-hate relationship to their city. Some things must change, but some things will be important forever.
Andrew’s upcoming film “Paper”, on the rise of self-publishing & indie zine makers, is based on a feature article he wrote for NOT magazine in Shanghai. Andrew collaborated with several artists on installation works shown internationally. His first solo documentary, "Vinyl" (which he also turned into an art installation), premiered at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Andrew was previously co-writer & co-producer on the ARTE documentary Who's Afraid of Kathy Acker?", researcher for the EMMY awarded abortion-debate PBS documentary "The Roots of Roe"
P A P E R: self-publishing in the age of the digital nomad (HD,16 x 9) In production.V I N Y L: tales from the vienna underground (HD 78min 16 x 9) Complete. International film festival, cinema & special screeningsV I E N N A: not everything will be taken into the future (HD 82min). In Post. Rough cut preview screening: 2010 MAK (Museum fur Angewandte Kunst)Who’s Afraid of Kathy Acker? ARTE (HD Feature Documentary 84min) Co-writer/Creative Collaborator/Co-Producer/Additional CinematographyPremiered at 2008 Rotterdam International Film Festival, MoMA (Museum of Modern Art, NYC)