Bleeding Audio is an indie documentary, currently in production, that tells the story of the drastically changing music industry through an all-access look at The Matches’ history and recent reunion.
Our Kickstarter campaign ended successfully and the pledges will be funding our current production costs (interviews, crew fees, travel, etc).
In December 2013, The Matches humbly gathered for breakfast to catch up with one another. That morning, they realized that 2014 would mark the 10 year anniversary of their first record, E.Von Dahl Killed the Locals–the one that started it all. After a lot of reminiscing, the band decided to rerelease their record on vinyl, and you know what, to celebrate with one little reunion show–because come on, it’s been 5 years since the band broke up, who’s gonna remember some alternative band from that long ago?
After putting the show up on sale, it sold out in two minutes. Stunned, the band put up a second show. That show sold out in two minutes and crashed the ticketing website. Taken aback by the outpouring of support and demand, The Matches ended up doing 9 sold out shows across North America and 5 shows across Australia.
The Matches are a collective of four incredibly unique characters who have gone their separate ways, but together form a group of inspiring and driven individuals that captured the alternative scene from the early 2000s.
Their story overlaps with the drastic changes the music industry has undergone in the past several years. From declining record sales, to excessive touring, to illegal downloading and streaming. This documentary will use The Matches history and recent reunion along with interviews from music industry professionals to truly answer the question: “How do artists survive in the digital age?”
Chelsea produces and directs videos all over North America, Europe and Asia where she works with clients from fellow filmmakers to companies like Adobe. She is an expert in the documentary format and is incredibly passionate about storytelling. She’s been a close friend and fan of The Matches for 10 years.
Prior to becoming a cinematographer, Phil Briggs spent fifteen years as a cyclist racing all over North America, Europe and Asia. Since then, Phil has taken home the Golden Reel Award and Best Cinematography in 2006 for a short he directed and shot. His most recent work “Everyday Black Man” is currently on Showtime and available on DVD.
Jannette is a long time associate with the Telluride Film Festival. Her experience extends deep within the film exhibition world, having worked with Sundance Institute’s Documentary Film Fund and San Francisco Film Society among others. This is her first feature-length project but a long-brewing one as she was raised on tour with the likes of Twisted Nixon and The Skeletones.
We’re collecting archival photos of The Matches from the early days all the way to today.
Send them to us via email and we’ll credit you in the film: email@example.com