Red Bull Music Film Festival

The Intersection of Film & Music

In December 2018, Red Bull Music asked me to be one of the main creatives and programmers for their first film festival set to coincide with their annual music festival in LA.  In February 2019, we launched Center Channel--celebrating the intersection of film and music, featuring an eclectic mix of live performance, rare film, sneak peaks, premieres, and deep dive interviews all centered at the historic Ukrainian in Hollywood.  

The festival ran for nearly 2 weeks.  Some highlights included:

• The 12 piece Sun Ra Arkestra performing a rare west coast live score to their 1974 film Space is the Place. 

• Drag icon Lady Bunny’s performed before a screening of Wigstock. 

• Legendary grunge era doom metal band Earth live scored Haxan.  

• Man Parrish led us thru a history of the synthesizer in adult movies.

• Penelope Spheeris hosted a reunion of cast from Decline of Western Civilization.

In addition to conceptualizing the programming and booking the films/acts, I also made the schedule flyer and cut the trailer.