Start The Machine is a new, revealing documentary sponsored by Macbeth Footwear and created by singer Tom DeLonge that addresses the breakup of his twenty times platinum band Blink-182 and the events that lead to a rock-n-roll movement of hope and the formation of Angels And Airwaves.
(SAN DIEGO) – Start The Machine is the in-depth personal account of the events that lead former Blink-182 singer and guitarist Tom DeLonge to leave the 20 times platinum rock band to form his current group, Angels And Airwaves. The film, directed by Mark Eaton of Restingbird Entertainment, follows DeLonge through the first year of recording the Angels And Airwaves debut album We Don’t Need To Whisper. The new film will premiere one night only on June 14th at La Paloma Theatre in San Diego and will subsequently be released on DVD June 17th.
Macbeth Footwear has been involved with Angels And Airwaves since their inception, using all the brands available marketing resources to help launch the band in 2005. Today, Macbeth and the band live under one roof with Macbeth’s creative design studio sharing the same walls as the Angels And Airwaves recording studio. Macbeth is extremely excited to be apart of such a pinnacle event in the bands career and will be giving away door prizes to patrons at the Start The Machine one-night only premiere in Encinitas.
In addressing the reason for the Blink-182 “indefinite hiatus” within the documentary, DeLonge reveals the dramatic impact it had on his personal life and the music he subsequently created. He also speaks for the first time about his hidden addiction to prescription drugs and the backlash Angels And Airwaves experienced as a result of his boastful statements in the press during their album release. Viewers will be introduced to the other members of the band, including Atom Willard, David Kennedy, former bassist Ryan Sinn and current bassist Matt Wachter and hear their thoughts and influence on the events that occurred during that time.
Eaton, who also directed the bands music video “Secret Crowds,” used multiple formats while filming the documentary, including super 8mm, 16mm, and DV. By integrating these varying formats, he keeps the film looking fresh and cinematic despite a vast majority of the film taking place in a single room at DeLonge’s home, which was transformed into a recording studio for the band. Additionally, Start The Machine features work from the Emmy Award-winning creative studio SHILO, who produced exciting CGI vignettes to coincide with specific Angels And Airwaves songs that visually portray the emotions that inspired the music. Finally, the documentary uses stunning live performance footage from the bands first headline tour to round out the films use of literal and metaphorical accounts to explain the genesis of the band.
Bonus features include additional commentary from the band, Angels And Airwaves music videos and short films. Watch the trailer for Start The Machine at Modlife.com/AngelsAndAirwaves/videos.
Start The Machine will premiere one night only at La Paloma Theatre in San Diego on June 14th at 7:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Both showings are open to the public. Brought to you by Restingbird Entertainment, Macbeth Footwear, Loserkids.com, Modlife, and Wahoos Fish Tacos.
The documentary is currently available for pre-order at Loserkids.com and will be officially released on June 17th at select retailers.
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