U of G student gets doc into indie festival

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Written by Scott Gilbert

University of Guelph science student Melanie Wills made a documentary film based on a Guelph prof and his band Kid Coma. The film is set t debut at the second annual SharpCuts Indie Film and Music Festival running Oct. 17 to 19 in Guelph.

The film is title "Rock to Rock" and features Guelph biology professor Doug Larson and follows both him and fellow band members as they attempt to lay the groundwork for an entirely new genre of music – Eco punk.

"It's also a story about people," said Wills. "It's about father and son interactions, generation-spanning friendships and the unifying power of music. The band is such an interesting mix of personalities. Half of them are scientists and half are professional musicians, but things almost never divide along those lines."

The SharpCuts film festival itself is run by U of G graduate Tom Gofton and includes more than 17 hours of film, workshops and talks.

The festival opens October 17th and wraps up Oct. 19 with a variety of workshops. Workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Ed Video and Synn Studios.

For more information on how to participate or to buy tickets to the gala event visit the SharpCuts website at http://sharpcuts.ca/index.html

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