FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Musicbed today released "MAKE," its feature-length documentary film that explores the motivation behind a creative life, on all major video on demand platforms.
Featuring award-winning director Reed Morano, A.S.C. (The Handmaid's Tale, Meadowland), indie pop duo Sylvan Esso and renowned graphic designer Aaron Draplin, "MAKE" looks at the hearts, minds, successes and failures of creators with a cast of visionary artists, designers, filmmakers and musicians. While many documentaries have tackled creativity, "MAKE" aims to go deeper and get more personal about how an artist's identity in what they make is affected when their ego gets in the way.
"In the creative industry, the thing that motivates us directly affects what we're going to create," said Daniel McCarthy, the film's executive producer and the founder and CEO of Musicbed. "Instead of asking 'what', we as artists need to be asking 'why'. Our hope is that MAKE will force creatives to question their motives and find a more freeing and healthier vision of what it means to be an artist."
"MAKE" is Musicbed's first feature-length film, which the company produced over the course of two years, and has won the acclaim of creative critics and professionals alike. The film is now available for rental and purchase on iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play, VUDU, Vimeo on Demand and Microsoft Movies & TV.
Learn more about the film and watch the trailer at https://make.musicbed.com.
Download the MAKE Press Kit here.
- Jonathan Bregel, filmmaker and co-founder of Variable
- Aaron Draplin, graphic designer
- Drew Holcomb, musician in Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
- David King, musician in The Bad Plus
- Preston Lee, owner and executive producer at Sanctuary Content
- Salomon Ligthelm, director and filmmaker
- Drake Margolnick, musician in Flagship
- Miller Mobley, portrait photographer
- Reed Morano, A.S.C., director and cinematographer
- Eliot Rausch, director and filmmaker
- Nicholas Sanborn and Amelia Meath, musicians in Sylvan Esso
- Kyle Steed, graphic designer and muralist
- Ryan Taubert, music producer and composer
- Danny Yount, graphic designer and commercial director
Quotes From The Film:
"I can be a director and a leader, and someone trying to help a brand. I can come out here to my studio and paint a painting that no one sees. For me, it all has value." – Eliot Rausch, filmmaker
"It's much more interesting to talk about the grey area of things than it is to talk about what you've decided is right." - Amelia Meath, Sylvan Esso
"My dad told me when I was very young, 'No one is going to give you the power. You have to take the power." – Reed Morano, A.S.C.
"If no one ever looked, I'd still be making cool s*** with my buddies. You know what I mean? That's as honest as I can be. Before anyone was interested, that's what I was doing. I had a great life." - Aaron Draplin, graphic designer
"MAKE" is a documentary that explores the motivation behind a creative life and what drives us to create. A look at the hearts, minds, successes and failures of creators, the film features a cast of visionary artists, designers, filmmakers and musicians answering deeply personal questions about their creative lives, the traps they fall into and how their identities in what they make are affected when their ego gets in the way. Learn more about the film and watch the trailer at https://make.musicbed.com.
Musicbed exists to deliver relevant music to top filmmakers, brands and agencies around the world. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, Musicbed has served more than 170,000 customers, including entertainment powerhouses like Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate, Netflix, MTV, CBS, FOX, and ESPN, as well as the world's top brands like Nike, Samsung, Google, Nikon, Xbox, Lexus, Lamborghini, Verizon and The Home Depot. Learn more at www.musicbed.com.
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