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East Coast Premiere

Director: Jeff Kao

United States, 2006, 7 min

Shooting Format:HDCAM

Festival Year:2007


WINNER: Audience Award

Cast:Drummer, Vijay Anderson

Crew:Producer: Joaquin Alvarado - Cinematographer: Gabriel Diamond - Original Score: Vijay Anderson

Sales:Jeff Kao, Oakland, CA - T: 510 910 9402 - F: 510 654 4956


START TO FINISH documents drummer Vijay Anderson, as he performs his own written score to a Benny Goodman recording within a set designed to amplify the risk, and subvert the payoff of his playing.


About the director

JEFF KAO received an MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1994. The three years prior to graduate school, Kao spent in the Niger Republic of West Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer, where he developed a die-hard love of the absurd taken to the level of disorientation.

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