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Arizona Music Abounds at This 12 months’s Digital Indie Movie Fest in Phoenix



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The lineup for this 12 months’s Indie Movie Fest options 10 music movies exploring themes from creative freedom to racial injustice. A number of of the movies star Arizona musicians, from The Stakes to Las Chollas Peligrosas.

Indie Movie Fest is after all going digital this 12 months; the lineup contains function movies, brief movies, discussions, workshops, and naturally the music video choices.

The festival runs from Thursday, February 11, to Saturday, February 13. Pageant tickets are $10 and a part of the proceeds profit Made In Her Picture, a nonprofit group dedicated to giving women and girls alternatives to study and break into the leisure trade.

‘Blac Man’

The Shade 8

The Arizona-based musicians who comprise The Shade Eight discover the frustrations felt by their technology within the face of historic and up to date racism. The music video, which incorporates imagery from a site visitors cease to a statue being toppled, was directed by Chuck Sterling, who studied movie and media manufacturing at ASU.

‘Physique Terror Track’


The animated video that includes AJJ’s folk-punk music makes use of morphing characters and shifting imagery to convey a myriad of maladies marked by angst, isolation, and self-doubt. The music video for the band, which was shaped in Phoenix in 2004, was directed by Los Angeles-based filmmaker Jed Rosenberg, who says he takes a DIY method to his craft.

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Nonetheless shot from the “Fucking Down” music video by Deadly Tiger.

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‘Fucking Down’

Deadly Tiger

Set in a dystopian future, this music video explores problems with management and self-acceptance, utilizing girls of assorted ages to convey a spectrum of human feelings. It’s directed by Spain-based inventive Amanda Lago, whose works spans movie, vogue, and music.

‘Native Drunk’

An Illustrated Mess

That includes the Arizona-based hip-hop duo An Illustrated Mess, this narrative piece considers alcoholism, which the artists conceive as a sluggish suicide. The music video was directed by Diedra Peaches, a Diné filmmaker and storyteller who was born and raised in Flagstaff.

‘Enjoying with the Satan’

Midnight Cassette

5 members of a pop band get transported on a surreal journey on this video that addresses the methods fame and cash can tear away at authenticity and integrity whereas making one’s artwork. The piece was directed by Midnight Cassette singer Amy Winterbotham and French inventive Peter the Moon.


The Stakes

That includes an Arizona-based hip-hop band that displays eclectic inspirations and experiences, this music video explores police brutality and racial injustice. It’s directed by Mikey Campbell, an Arizona-based filmmaker.

Las Chollas Peligrosas has a music video called

Las Chollas Peligrosas has a music video referred to as “Saguaro.”

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Las Chollas Peligrosas

That is the primary single from the debut album by Arizona-based Las Chollas Peligrosas, whose work displays their roots within the desert Southwest. The all-female quintet performs Latin fusion music designed to share highly effective tales that elevate neighborhood voices. The music video was directed by Max Anderson.


Sydney Sprague

One other piece that includes Arizona-based expertise, this music video imagines a musician who decides to direct her personal musical journey after enduring the misguided enter of others. It’s directed by Dick Dorado.

‘Issues Are Bizarre’

River Rios and Killa Maus

That includes music by Arizona-based River Rios and Killa Maus, this piece explores pandemic life by numerous masks starting from medical to costume types. It’s directed by Arizona-based filmmaker Esteban Obregon and musician The Kaleidescope Child.

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Testing a scene from the music video “Tippy Tippy High.”

Lathenia Janae

‘Tippy Tippy High’

Jai’Dynn and Pai’Tynn

Two sisters begin a lemonade stand, the place they sing surrounded by buddies about their targets, plans, sister love, and willpower as cash falls from the sky. The music video, which is drenched in vibrant yellow imagery, was directed by Lathenia Janae, an Arizona-based filmmaker whose work explores the African diaspora.

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