Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Rockumentary provides in depth look to The Flaming Lips

Brad Beesley, filmmaker and childhood friend to Flaming Lips front man Wayne Coyne, provides a rare glimpse to the humble beginnings of one of musics most independently influental psyco-billy rock bands. After combing 400 hours of footage that includes a decade of home movies, personal interviews, live shows, music videos, and behind the scenes of Christmas on Mars, The Fearless Freaks is at last realized. From the grips of stardom to the depths of depression and addiction, The Fearless Freaks is a beautifuly and brutally honest protrayal of a group of kids from Oklahoma who accidentaly stumbled upon somthing great.

"Although I am certainly excited and ready to share this film with the world I have to admit it's bitter sweet. I can't image not filming a Lips concert, a Drozd brother jam session or the Coyne family Christmas. I am forever grateful to Wayne, Steven and Michael for their patience and trust. Without the unbelievable access that the band allowed this film would just be another okay rockumentary. Instead, together we have created an insightful and personal piece of cinema." -Brad Beesley

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