Sunday, February 17, 2019
Winter FiIm Awards 2019: NEW YORK SCHERZO and PANORAMA: JAMMING TO THE TOP
Excellent documentary on the lives of three musicians in New York City as they try to make their music careers move forward.
Yea we've been here any number of times before over the last few years but this time out director Shaan Couture gives us every reason imaginable to fall madly in love with the film. From great subjects, to kick as music to stunning filmmaking, NEW YORK SCHERZO beats and pulses with not only the life and energy of the musician at its core but also the city they are striving to make a living in.
A winner and highly recommended
PANORAMA: JAMMING TO THE TOP
Portrait of Steel Xplosion and their quest to compete in Panorama, a festival of pan music (steel drums) in 2013.
Doing what the best documentaries do, opening our eyes to a world most of us have never seen and making us want to know more PANORAMA is a kick as film full of great music and wonderful people full of passion for what they do. Watching the film I found myself moving to the music and wanting to go check the internet to find out when the next competition was going to be happening in New York so I could go and experience it in person.
While I originally had no intention of covering the film I found myself pushed and prodded into doing so, with the result I ended up with a big ass smile on my face and a need to go out and experience something I previously knew nothing about.