Thrillhouse Productions makes its feature film debut with the captivating documentary PASS THE MUSIC. Directors Ryan Maples and Jason Tovar (works featured at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, SF Indie Fest) give the viewer an inside look at the Los Angeles indie rock scene. The film captures several bands at key parts in the their careers – from those starting out to those at a crossroads. PASS THE MUSIC chronicles the struggles and successes of local LA bands through exclusive interviews, performances, behind-the-scenes footage and more.
Shot over 3 years, PASS THE MUSIC captures the people and bands who make up this thriving musicscene circa 2008 – 2010 and is the story of the people who make the LA indie scene one of the best today. The film features The Movies, Seasons, Radars to the Sky, Happy Hollows and The Henry Clay People, with a wide array of additional interviews with bands like Earlimart, Everest, Radar Bros., The AirborneToxic Event, Division Day, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Le Switch, Mr. Shovel (Indie 103.1) and many others.
The east and northeast areas (aka “the eastside”) of Los Angeles have become an indie rock hub drawing musicians, venues, labels, studios, and fans to the area of Silver Lake, Echo Park, Highland Park and Eagle Rock. PASS THE MUSIC explores the concept of “making it” and what it means to bands today. The film takes a look at several bands at key parts in the their careers – from those starting out to those at a crossroads. For many bands the pressure of success is intense and whether it’s selling enough records to tour the world or simply making enough to quit their day job, the risk and reward these bands face are very real.