Thanks to your votes, the story of a recording pioneer, “A Life in the Death of Joe Meek” won this weekend’s Project of the Week contest!
Congratulations to “A Life in the Death of Joe Meek” directors Susan Stahman and Howard S. Berger. The filmmaker will receive a digital distribution consultation from SnagFilms and the film is now officially a candidate for Project of the Month, the winner of which will receive a consultation from the Tribeca Film Institute.
The documentary shows how Meek managed to leave an indelible stamp, not just on the music industry, but on modern pop culture as well — due in equal measures to his groundbreaking DIY recording techniques, hit-making philosophy and a life full of social, psychological and sexual obstacles. Over 40 years after his tragic and, still, somewhat mysterious death, Meek has been reborn as an inspirational icon for anyone in search of the Independent Spirit.
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