The ‘Chief Executive Artist Bundle,’ from filmmaker Ondi Timoner, features three short documentaries that highlight the following powerhouse artists: world-renowned graphic artist,Shepard Fairey; musician and Kickstarter record-breaker, Amanda Palmer; and comedian and actor, Russell Brand.
‘Amanda F—ing Palmer On the Rocks’ follows punk-cabaret icon Amanda Palmer as she hits the stage at Red Rocks Amphitheater. Since her record-breaking $1.2 million crowd-funded Kickstarter campaign, Palmer (formerly of the Dresden Dolls) has carved out a path of fearlessness and independence outside the norms of the music industry. Meanwhile, ‘Russell Brands the Bird‘ follows comedian, philosopher and revolutionary Russell Brand as he ventures into Twitter headquarters, which he promises will cause “a glitch in the matrix.” The film safaris behind the veil of the world’s most popular micro-blogging platform through his eyes, culminating in a disruptive performance on their main stage. And ‘Obey the Artist’travels deep inside the creative process of artist Shepard Fairey, exploring how politics and music inform his iconographic work. Tracing his punk rock roots from his early days of rigging copy machines and tagging to helming a thriving, independent business by harnessing the power of technology, the film follows Fairey as he transforms a photograph by National Geographic’s Aaron Huey from a digital print to the streets of L.A. in the form of a remarkable 12-foot mural in order to give voice to the forgotten history of Native Americans.