Here's some interesting news on the flick-front. A
movie about a cappella? We'll keep you posted. Meanwhile, if any of you across
Colorado can put me in touch with local indy houses that show things like
March of the Penguins and You, Me and Ebverybody I Know,
please let me know where they are and who runs them. We can get some a
cappella promos into their places when the movie finally breaks. That's probably
6-9 months down the road.
Meanwhile . . .
(Contributed by Jonathan Minkoff)
Principal photography started Monday August 1st in New
York on the independent film "Shut Up & Sing," an ensemble
comedy about a group of guys who sang together in a college a cappella group and
are now reuniting 15 years later to perform at friend's wedding.
. . . Let's see: Cool Shooz, Sliders, Wizard
Oil . . .
The film is written and directed by Bruce Leddy, a
one-time member of the Williams Octet and later the New York group The Lemmings.
It stars Mark Feuerstein (Good Morning Miami), Molly Shannon (Sat. Night Live),
David Harbour (Broadway's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf"), Reg Rogers (Runaway
Bride, Analyze That), Rosemary DeWitt (Cinderlla Man), and many more, including
former Hyannis Sound vocal percussionist Samrat Chacrabarti. An a cappella
"super-group" led by former Rockapella founder Sean Altman recently completed
pre-recording tracks for the movie. The group includes fellow Rockapella
stand-outs Elliot Kerman and Charlie Evett, as well as Altman's singing mate
from The Groovebarbers, Kevin Weist, and Broadway singer Michael Winther. The
soundtrack will feature several college group recordings including the Tufts
Beelzebubs version of "Take Me Home" by Phil Collins and Academical Village
People's arrangement of "Kate" by Ben Folds Five.