SamanthaI am an accidental filmmaker.
New documentary featuring Imogen Heap, Cary Brothers, Kate Havnevik, Zoe Keating, Tori Amos, Guy Sigsworth (Frou Frou,) Rachael Yamagata, Charlotte Martin
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Accidental filmmaker, concert junkie, granddaughter of The Skipper on Gilligan's Island and therefore genetically diseased to be an actor, and fervent music lover. Also enjoys long walks on the beach at sunset holding hands with her ipod.
MAP THE MUSIC is a documentary film exploring the power and importance of music, featuring some of today's most unique artists such as Imogen Heap, Rachael Yamagata, Cary Brothers, Kate Havnevik, Joshua Radin, Tori Amos, Jim Bianco, Zoe Keating, Charlotte Martin and more....
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Who doesn’t like music? Or more specifically – who can actually say they aren’t affected by it? In my humble opinion, if listening to music doesn’t make you think, cry, dance, run faster on the treadmill, or even stand still…then well, there is something wrong with you. No, seriously. You might have a rare disease. You don’t have to be a musician or even be able to hear it to appreciate it. You can still feel it.
I remember the very first time I cried while listening to a piece of music. I was on a school bus on the way home from a softball game. The coach was not happy with my performance on the field, and I was mad at myself for leaving my theater class to join the team in the first place. I was listening to Tori Amos’ “Little Earthquakes.” I just lost it. When I think of it now, I realize that losing a softball game was not the end of the world, but I just felt so alone without my friends from my class. I felt lost in general actually. So I lived in the world and the energy of that song (I had it on repeat) until I couldn’t cry anymore. It was such as release. Soon after that I got my first tattoo – a yellow bird – inspired by a lyric in the song.
Music has been my therapy ever since. And going to a live show was my group therapy.
When my father died, and I sat waiting for the ambulance to arrive to take his body away, instead of calling a friend I reached for a CD. There was a song I desperately needed to hear. “Walking Man” by Zoe Keating. I have no idea why, but this song just started playing in my head. Over and over again until I took it out and actually played it. It was like I was playing it for my dad. Like he could still hear it.
About a month after he passed I started traveling from concert to concert. Zoe and Imogen Heap were on tour together at the time. I went to ten shows that tour, and got to know them a bit. I told Zoe about my experience with her song, and she played it for me every night I was there. I felt alive again while at the show. I forgot how sad I was. Even if it was for just a couple hours. So when Imogen announced her full tour a few months later, it was only natural that I would keep going. Little did I know I would go to every single show of that tour and be on the road for six weeks. And little did I know I would buy a professional camera, learn how to use it, and continue to tour with some of my favorite artists piecing together a film about why music is so important to people…asking people why it matters.
What does music mean to you?