1 Giant Leap II: What About Me?
Directed by Duncan Bridgeman and Jamie Catto

World Premiere featuring a Q&A with Stewart Copeland and Krishna Das.
October 2, 2015 at The Woodstock Playhouse
October 3 • repeat screening at Rosendale Theatre
October 3 • BMI Music in Film Panel



Following the success of their double Grammy nominated film & album 1 Giant Leap
producers Duncan Bridgeman & Jamie Catto went back on the road visiting 50 global locations, in search of the best musicians and thinkers around the world to build a beautiful and inspiring mosaic. The result is a unique look at our collective craziness: Needy in relationships, insatiable in desire, addicted to status, wounded by childhood and unable to stop thinking, yet how we still manage to be inspired and creative. This creativity is the key to our freedom. Unfortunately, the project got caught in the world of corporate legalities and takeovers but finally we proudly present the newly remastered HD version of 1 Giant Leap II : What About Me? at the 2015 Woodstock Festival.

Featuring :
The non-linear, globe-trotting, and visually exhilarating film features appearances by Noam Chomsky, Deepak Chopra, Lila Downs, Michael Franti, Stephen Fry, Bob Geldof, Billy Conolly, Naomi Klein, Krishna Das, K.D. Lang, Ram Das, Tom Robbins, Tim Robbins, Gabrielle Roth, Michael Stipe, Speech, Carlos Santana, Stewart Copeland, and a massive cast of the random genius found all over the world.

The BMI Music in Film Panel is an annual panel sponsored by BMI features artists and directors who are influential in setting trends in music in the film industry. The 2015 panel will feature Stewart Copeland and Duncan Bridgeman among others and will be moderated by Doreen Ringer-Ross of BMI.

October 2, 2015 5pm
Woodstock Playhouse


October 3, 2015 5pm
Rosendale Theatre

BMI Music in Film Panel with
Stewart Copeland & Krishna Das
October 3, 2015 12pm

Kleinert James Gallery

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ABOUT Stewart Copeland:

Stewart Copeland has spent more than three decades in the forefront of contemporary music as rock star, acclaimed film composer and documentary filmmaker, while concurrently moving between the disparate worlds of opera, ballet, world and chamber music. As the polyrhythmic drumming founder of The Police, Stewart introduced Sting and Andy Summers to the worlds of reggae and punk music, and with Sting’s songs and Summers’ complex guitar harmonies the band became an iconic force in rock music from the ‘80s through the present day.

Stewart spent twenty years as a successful film and TV composer, working for among others: Francis Ford Coppola on Rumble Fish , Oliver Stone on Wall Street and  on TV shows like The Equalizer.  Beginning in parallel to his film and rock music work Copeland also began to write opera, ballets and ‘serious’ orchestral concert pieces. Commissions and performances have ranged from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s performance of his score and edit of the 1925 black and white MGM silent film classic Ben-Hur, A Tale of the Christ.

ABOUT Krishna Das:

Layering traditional kirtan with instantly accessible melodies and modern instrumentation, Krishna Das has been called yoga's "rock star." With a remarkably soulful voice that touches the deepest chord in even the most casual listener, Krishna Das – known to friends, family, and fans as simply KD – has taken the call-and-response chanting out of yoga centers and into concert halls, becoming a worldwide icon and the best-selling western chant artist of all time. His album 'Live Ananda' (released January 2012) was nominated for a Grammy in the Best New Age album category. For more info, visit Krishna Das.

DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT (Duncan Bridgeman):

Jamie and I started making music together back in 1995. Our dream then had simply been to make an album that crossed as many boundaries as possible and still sound cohesive and beautiful. The first laptops were just appearing which gave us the freedom to record anywhere so we planned a trip around the world. Chris Blackwell signed us to Palm Pictures and suggested we film our journey as we build our musical and philosophical mosaic. We made a very ambitious list of the heroes we wanted to meet and started the cold calling process. 6 months traveling and a year of editing and 1 Giant Leap was the result. Grammy nominations and a hit record were cherries on the cake....

Our second film, was an incredible 5 year mission. Where 1 Giant Leap had simply revealed itself to us, "What About Me?" needed to be hunted down. Unfortunately, the project got caught in the world of corporate legalities and takeovers. However we think the wait is worth it. Now in sparkling HD and with the help of Executive Producer Steve Brenman we can finally bring our amazing musical journey to the world


About the Woodstock Film Festival:
Hailed by Indiewire as "A true American Maverick Among Fests" and named among the top 50 film festivals world wide, the Woodstock Film Festival premieres exceptional films, hosts the most talented emerging and established professionals in the movie industry; presents A-list concerts, panels and parties, and creates stimulating, innovative programming year-round.

The Woodstock Film Festival is a non-profit, 501c3 with a mission to present an annual program and year-round schedule of film, music and art-related activities that promote artists, culture, inspired learning and diversity.

The Woodstock Film Festival celebrates its 16th Anniversary, September 30-October 4, 2015, with an extraordinary line-up of fiercely independent films, panels, concerts and special events in Woodstock, Rhinebeck, Kingston, Rosendale and Saugerties.