The 2009 Boston Independent Film Festival has announced that Amy Grill’s feature documentary film, SPEAKING IN CODE, will have its world Premiere at the festival. In 2005 Amy Grill, currently a faculty member at Emerson College, began filming a verité account of the characters behind electronic music. The result is an intimate, inspiring and sometimes heartbreaking look into a world where people get lost in music.

After interviewing many characters in many different countries, Grill trained her camera on eight individuals within the world of electronic music: an innovative inventor, two rambunctious bad-boy producers, two DJ and their collective in East Germany, a jet-setting journalist, her then-husband, a tireless Boston-based promoter, and, ultimately, herself. In three years of filming SPEAKING IN CODE, each go through dramatic life events which transcend the music altogether and make the film a compelling tale of humanity.

Shot on location by Grill with a young and gifted Director of Photography, Scott Sans, SPEAKING IN CODE was filmed in 11 cities in 5 countries. Whether an ammunition plant-turned-nightclub in the country, a sleek record store with sleeker offices or a suburban childhood home, the screen comes alive with brilliant images of lives consumed in sound.

Director Amy Grill is currently a Producer-in-Residence at Boston’s Emerson College. She recently launched the College Outreach program at Current TV in 2007. Grill built the student television network at Emerson and served as the faculty advisor to several projects while at Emerson including the Kevin Bright Workshop. She has worked in various capacities in network and cable television in New York and public television in Boston. After producing an experimental short and a photography exhibit, she took to making SPEAKING IN CODE.

The film features one of my favorite artists in the scene, Modeselektor. I remember hearing their 2007 release (wow two years goes by so fast) Happy Birthday! and it blew my mind. I went to see their show in the Sahara tent at C’hella last year and I remember being like the people in the SIC trailer, just completely mesmerized while closing my eyes and rockin’ out. Modeselektor was easily THE Sahara group for me that day. They are currently collaborating with Apparat forming Moderat, who also released a self titled album this year (I’ll do a more thorough review of this album later, but I can tell you it’s pretty awesome).

So below, you’ll find a few of my fave Modeselektor tracks. But if you wanna know more about the movie, go to the official website or the blog. The blog features a lot more music downloads from the various artists the are featured in the film!

MP3: Modeselektor – Let Your Love Grow (Feat. Paul St. Hillaire)

MP3: Modeselektor – The White Flash (Feat. Thom Yorke)

Wow, finally it looks like there is a documentary film about music that I, and probably you too, will really enjoy. Does anyone know when this film might be out to the general public? Or if there’s a link to it anywhere? Let me know! Gaaaah this looks awesome! What do you guys think?

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