Directed By: Chelsea Christer
Cast: Shawn Harris, Jon Devoto, Justin San Souci, Matt Whalen, Mark Hoppus, Nick Hexum, Cassadee Pope, Tom Higgenson, Justin Pierre, Tony Thaxton
USA, 91 minutes
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Like many acts in the early 2000s, The Matches were set to be the next ‘big thing’. After building a tight-knit music community in the Bay Area, they broke out and became an internationally touring act. An eclectic group of artistic weirdos, the band grew a thriving cult fanbase worldwide.
For nearly a decade, The Matches toured mercilessly, but couldn’t seem to return with more than a few hundred dollars. Between exhaustion and defeat, the band dissolved in 2009. In 2014, they decided to humbly reunite for what started as a small local show in San Francisco.
Bleeding Audio is a portrait of how bands navigate the digitizing industry, told through the unique lens of The Matches’ career.
Bleeding Audio features interviews from The Matches, their family and music industry friends; including Nick Hexum of 311, Mark Hoppus of Blink 182, Cassadee Pope from The Voice, Biffy Clyro, Plain White T’s, Motion City Soundtrack, Zebrahead, and more!
Festivals & Awards:
Dances With Films – Audience Award Winner
SF DocFest – Audience Award Winner