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A Band Called Death

A Band Called Death
Director: Jeff Howlet, Mark Covino

USA, Documentary, 2012, 96 min, english with lithuanian subtitles, N-16

The name of a band is many times one of the most important decisions made, though never has that been more true for David, Bobby and Dannis Hackney, three brothers from an underprivileged neighborhood in Detroit when they formed their band DEATH. Inspired by Jimi Hendrix, The Who and Alice Cooper, the brothers taught themselves how to play guitar, bass and drums, as they began writing songs. Songs with meaning and music that was very out of place in their neighborhood. They played hard rock, pushing the limits of timing and speed to places they had never heard before. Little did they know, they were contributing to what would be known as the next wave of rock and roll in America. They were creating Punk Rock.

About the directors:

Jeff Howlett (born in 1969, Pensacola, Florida, USA), being a musician and filmmaker, started making music in Vermont in early 1993. Throughout his musical career Jeff's interest in photography and video production gained momentum while attending film school in Burlington. In the fall of 2007 Jeff met fellow filmmaker Mark Covino (born in 1981, Queens, New York, USA), who was in love with film at an early age. He left New York in order to study in Burlington film school, he was also actively working with film, especially documentary projects. In early 2009, Jeff coerced Mark into partnering up on a feature documentary "A Band Called Death".
 

Section: Music Moves the World

Dir. of Photography: Mark Covino