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Robert Jessett

Written and directed by Robert ‘Hacker’ Jessett and Anne Gilpin, UK, 2020, 59 min
This is a Film About a Band' is an autobiographical creative documentary and debut film written and directed by Robert ‘Hacker’ Jessett and Anne Gilpin. Charting how their band, Morton Valence, became frustrated with the shenanigans of the music business and attempted to carve out a new way of navigating through it, with complete independence.

However, they clearly took on more than they bargained for.


Why we made This Is A Film About A Band

Fundamentally, we are inspired by the core ideals of punk, but rather than learning 3 chords and forming a band, we acquired some film, a laptop, some software, and we made a movie. It all started back in 2009 on a tour of Europe to promote our debut album ‘Bob & Veronica Ride Again’. New York based Nikelodeon cartoonist, and long-time Morton Valence fan, Mike Pearlstein, decided he wanted to produce a ‘Morton Valence live in concert’ DVD - remember them? - Coming wit...


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