AUSTIN TO BOSTON
Description: 5 old VW camper vans. 4 bands. 3 thousand miles. 2 weeks. 1 gloriously backwards tour. The adventure starts after a fire-fuelled final night at Austin's SXSW Music Festival, where the bands (Ben Howard, The Staves, Nathaniel Rateliff, Bear's Den) pile into their rides and head northeast. They play everywhere from bars to barns, rooms to rooftops, packing out tiny venues and wowing crowds with their unique sounds.
But heavy rainstorms, multiple breakdowns, and cramped conditions remind them that to push through sometimes you need to pull together. Featuring Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett and narrated by Gill Landry this documentary is about a modern tour, done the old fashioned way.
Producer: Ben Lovett & Ty Johnson / Director: James Marcus Haney / Cast: Bear's Den, Ben Howard, Gill Landry, Ben Lovett, Nathanial Rateliff, The Staves / Cinematography: James Marcus Haney / Film editing: Ty Johnson, Kitty Green / Art direction: Ty Johnson / Sound department: Ty Johnson / Sound designer: Emma Bortignon / Sound re-recording mixer: Doron Kipen / Sound mixer: Rich Matthews / Sound editor: Jed Palmer / Sound recordist, camera and electrical department: Timothy Vannette / Camera operator: James Marcus Haney / Camera operator: Ty Johnson / Camera operator: Cid Salcido / Camera operator and editorial department: Kelly Teacher / Colorist: Cj Dobson