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D.I.Y. or Die: How to Survive as an Independent Artist ()


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This documentary features interviews with Ian MacKaye (Fugazi), J Mascis (Dinosaur jr.), John John Jesse (Demonic Erotic painter), Jim Rose (Jim Rose Sideshow), Jim Thirwell (Foetus), Lydia Lunch, Mike Watt (Minutemen), Richard Kern... See more »

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Mike Boner ...
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Lynn Breedlove ...
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Simon Clifton ...
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Cynthia Connolly ...
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Stephen Elliott ...
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Mark Enger ...
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Matt Enger ...
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John John Jesse ...
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Richard Kern ...
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Keith Knight ...
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Lung Leg ...
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Beth Lisick ...
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Killian Macgeraghty ...
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Lil Mike Martzke ...
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Liza Matlack ...
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Maggie McEleney ...
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Eric McFadden ...
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Dana Schechter ...
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Madigan Shive ...
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J.G. Thirlwell ...
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Courtney J. Ulrich ...
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Mike Watt ...
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David Wellbeloved ...
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Directed by

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Michael W. Dean

Produced by

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Michael W. Dean ... producer

Music by

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Fugazi

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Peter Spicer

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Miles Montalbano

Editorial Department

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Michael W. Dean ... assistant editor (as Michael Dean)
Barnaby Fry ... assistant editor
Jeff Gottlieb ... assistant editor
J.P. Kelly ... assistant editor
Rodney Lai ... assistant editor

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Brian Clothier ... boom operator
Thomas Greene ... post-production sound

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Shadee Ardalan ... camera operator (as Shadee Ardlan)
Chad Beck ... camera
Greg Anthony Benjamin ... still photographer
Christopher Bishop ... camera (as Chris Bishop)
Jesse Block ... camera
Aneikit Bonnel ... camera
Chuck Cohen ... camera (as Charles Cohen)
Michael W. Dean ... camera (as Michael Dean)
Sage Eaton ... camera
Noah Harald ... camera
Richard Kern ... camera
Bryan Madole ... camera
Miles Montalbano ... camera
Andy Owen ... lighting technician
Dave Redman ... camera
Peter Spicer ... camera
Mark Steiner ... camera
David Wellbeloved ... camera

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Melinda Adams ... intern
Jen Berk ... promotion
Lynette 'Lyn X.' Bondarchuk ... intern
Jonathan Buchanan ... source: footage
Brynley Cadman ... ending credits
Robin Carlise ... intern
Nathan Daly ... intern
Sonya Edelman ... promotion
Christina Farnetti ... intern
Emily Greene ... intern
Mike Kelley ... intern
Richard Kern ... source: film
Christina L. Lais ... intern
P. Kime Le ... source: footage
Cathy Martz ... intern
Christine Mattis ... promotion (as Kris Mattis)
Todd McNeill ... web hosting
Matthew Nestel ... promotion
Jeff Ng ... intern
Scarlett O'Brien ... intern
Tracy Qualls ... intern
Laura Recchi ... promotion
Marc Alain Steier ... legal representative
Tracy Talley ... intern
Bryan Theis ... promotion
David Touve ... promotion
Annie Vough ... intern
Kevin Wengler ... promotion

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Plot Summary

This documentary features interviews with Ian MacKaye (Fugazi), J Mascis (Dinosaur jr.), John John Jesse (Demonic Erotic painter), Jim Rose (Jim Rose Sideshow), Jim Thirwell (Foetus), Lydia Lunch, Mike Watt (Minutemen), Richard Kern (Filmmaker), Ron Asheton (Stooges), Madagin Shive (Bonfire Madagin), Dave Brockie (Gwar) and many others. The 60-minute film explores the methods and motivations of independent American artists working in different genres and mediums. "DIY or Die" profiles a fascinating group of icons and unknowns working in various media including print, film, graphic art, performance art and music. Written by Anonymous

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  • D.I.Y. or Die: How to Survive as an Independent Artist (United States)
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  • 55 min
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Budget $5,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The DVD, "DIY or DIE: Burn This DVD" has no region restrictions and no copy protection and people are allowed to make personal copies for non-commercial use. The DVD is the only low-budget indie production in the world with subtitles in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. See more »
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Crazy Credits At the end of the film it says "Now go make your own movie!" See more »

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