Lips, Tool for “Heart Is A Drum Machine” Film

 

How music shapes our daily lives and more…

By
Fred Mills

 

 

The Heart is a Drum Machine just wrapped
production, and if you haven’t been tipped to this music documentary from the
producers of 2006’s acclaimed Moog,
dig the list of some of the participants: Flaming Lips’ Steven Drozd, Tool’s
Maynard Keenan, George Clinton, Spoon’s Britt Daniel, X’s John Doe,
Sleater-Kinney’s Janet Weiss, Isaac Brock, DJ Z-Trip, Los Lobos Juliette Lewis
and, uh, Elijah Woods. A complete list of the cast can be found below.

 

 

Drozd
had put together a cover of Elton John’s classic “Rocket Man” which Keenan
sings.

 

 

Among
the non-musicians involved in the project (yep, Elijah Woods is, technically, a
musician) are historians, critics and scientists: MTV’s Kurt Loder, former New York Times music critic Neil
Strauss, filmmaker Penelope Spheeris, KCRW’s Nic Harcourt,
Carl Sagan’s widow Ann Druyan and music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas (Grey’s Anatomy, Mad Men).

 

 

The Heart is a Drum Machine was directed
by Christopher Pomerenke and produced by Ryan Page and Hans Fjellestad (who
also serves as cinematographer and editor) and will arrive courtesy ZU33
Films/Dreamy Draw Music. According to the filmmakers it “explores music’s role
in shaping human history, the profound connection people have had to music
throughout human history, how it has shaped our experiences and its involvement
in our daily lives.” The film slated to debut in early 2009 with further
details to be announced later this year. For more details go to the ZU33
website: www.zu33.com.

 

 

 

THE HEART IS A DRUM MACHINE CREDITS:

 

 

Jim
Adkins

Mickey
Avalon

Fairuza
Balk

Steve
Berlin

Ivar
Bjornson

Wes
Borland

Isaac
Brock

George
Clinton

Charlie
Clouser

Britt
Daniel

Kimya
Dawson

John
Doe

Ann
Druyan

Harvey
Fisher

Norwood Fisher

John
Frusciante

Ben
Goldwasser

Sybil
Hall

Page
Hamilton

Nic
Harcourt

Tim
Heidecker

Bob
Hiltermann

Gene
Hoglan

Victoria
Jackson

C.J.
Jones

Maynard
James Keenan

Little
Freddie King

Emily
Kokal

Eddie
Kramer

Juliette
Lewis

Kurt
Loder

Bob
Ludwig

Zia
McCabe

Billy
Morrison

Alexandra
Patsavas

Bijou
Phillips

Phoenix Stone

Brian
Reitzell

Jason
Schwartzman

Silversun
Pickups, The

Brendon
Small

Matt
Sorum

Penelope
Spheeris

Sam
Spiegel

Becky
Stark

G.E.
Stinson

Neil
Strauss

Morton
Subotnick

Jimmy
Tamborello

Courtney
Taylor-Taylor

Jason
Trachetnburg

Rachel
Trachtenburg

Andrew
Van Wyngarden

Eric
Wareheim

Reggie
Watts

Janet
Weiss

Heloise
Williams

Elijah
Wood

Benjamin
Wright

Charlyne
Yi

Z-Trip

 

DIRECTOR

 

Christopher
Pomerenke

 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

 

David
Bills

Juan
Luis Carrera

Chris
McDaniel

Mark
Purcell

Jason
Stall

 

PRODUCERS

 

Hans
Fjellestad

Constance
L. Joy

Joe
Mundo

Ryan
Page

 

FILM EDITOR

 

Hans
Fjellestad

 

CINEMATOGRAPHER

 

Hans
Fjellestad

 

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