Long before Green Day and Blink 182 inflicted punk-rock's puncture wound on the map of mainstream music, the Descendents were in a garage concocting the perfect mix of pop, angst, love, and coffee. FILMAGE: The Story of DESCENDENTS/ALL follows band leader/drummer/square-peg Bill Stevenson and his "caffeinated retardedness" as he pushes his rotating door of bandmates to "achieve ALL," his philosophy of going for greatness at all costs. Stevenson is a force to be reckoned with, proving that not even a grapefruit-sized brain tumor can keep him down. Interviews with the band, along with Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters), Mike Watt (Minutemen), Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion) and many more reveal the story of a band--if not THE band--responsible for pop-punk as you know it.
In the fall of 2010 we sat down for the first of more than 50 interviews and dozens of live shows in an attempt to tell the story of not only our favorite band but some of the most over-achieving and under-documented people in music history. FILMAGE: The Story of DESCENDENTS/ALL is a feature length documentary that tells the story of this band's 30+ year career.
FILMMAKERS Matt Riggle - Director, Producer, Writer; Deedle LaCour - Director, Producer, Editor; Justin Wilson - Director of Photography, Editor, Co-Producer; James Rayburn - Editor, Co-Producer; Stefany Strah - Producer; Caryn Capotosto - Co-Producer; Marissa LaCour - Co-Producer
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