THINKFilm has announced plans to release an unorthodox concert film featuring the Beastie Boys. Titled Awesome: I Fuckin’ Shot That, the film takes footage from 50 fans with video cameras, during an October 2004 concert at Madison Square Garden. The film, to be released in Spring 2006, should be making stops at festivals in the new year. Keep your eyes open.
From a Billboard article:
“‘Pre-production was like three days,’ said [Beastie Boy Adam] Yauch, who was inspired by logging on to message boards where his young fans posted. ‘Some kid put up video from his phone at eight frames a second,’ he said, and that inspired his low-res video/high-quality audio vision. None of the 50 cameras was lost to fans, Yauch said, ‘but granted, we took their driver’s licenses.'”