“Let me Be Fictional”, a documentary about LADYHAWK is hitting the festival circuit and will be released later this year.
In “Let Me Be Fictional”, Vancouver based indie-rock band, Ladyhawk, face their past, uniquely deal with society’s view of what makes a functioning adult and consume vast quantities of sangria during the process of recording their second album Shots.
Ladyhawk are four guys ranging from 25 to 29 years that formed as a band in 2003. Although they formed in Vancouver, all four grew up in the same rural city in British Columbia. For their sophomore album, the band decide to return to their hometown of Kelowna and rent an old gutted farmhouse as the site of the recordings. The unique space is an escape from their everyday lives and adds to the atmospheric tone of their songs. Plus, because there is no running water, the band must use a bucket as a urinal.
During the 10 days in Kelowna, they reflect on their past which informs their future, they encounter people they grew up with, they enjoy themselves at a Pride Tiger concert, and they allows themselves the luxury of concentrating on their music.
While returning to Vancouver to complete the record, their touring van, full with instruments, flips over in the snowstorm. They all survive without injury, finish the record in a hurried 2 days, and begin a 6 week tour that ends in a picturesque seaside town.
About the filmmakers:
Mona is a Vancouver-based filmmaker and graduate of Vancouver Film School’s Sound Design Program. Besides completing audio post-production on 6 short films and 4 documentary trailers, she has also produced, written, directed and taken cinematography duties on ‘Departures’, her first short film. Her involvement in the Ladyhawk documentary include directing, producing, second camera, editing, and audio post-production supervision.
As Co-Founder and recording engineer of one of the most significant indie rock recording studios in Vancouver (www.hivestudios.net), Rob got his start in the entertainment business through The Hive recording studio where he saw this bedroom studio grow into a 3,000 square foot complex.
After achieving success in that medium Rob felt his creative output pulled to the world of film. He immersed himself in cinema and redirected the passion that drove his commitment to The Hive into another medium: independent filmmaking. Since 2002, Rob has written 3 feature scripts, produced and directed 4 short dramatic films, is in development on a documentary with veteran documentary producer and director David Vaisbord, and has embarked on his own independent documentary about Ladyhawk. Rob is glad to be working in a venue that allows him to let his true creative voice be heard.
“There is an intense sense of melancholy surrounding the music of Ladyhawk-despite the fact that they turn out jam after jam, and clearly love to party, their songs are what happens because of, and as a reflection of that.” – FADER
Ladyhawk’s new album “Shots” will be released on March 4th!
MP3 for “I Don’t Always Know What You’re Saying”
03/19/08 Hamilton, ON – Casbah w/ Immaculate Machine
03/20/08 Montreal, QC – Le Divan Orange w/ Immaculate Machine
03/21/08 Ottawa, ON – Zaphod Beeblebrox w/ Immaculate Machine
03/22/08 Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern w/ Immaculate Machine + Flash Lightnin + Arkells
03/27/08 Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret w/ Black Mountain
03/28/08 Regina, SK – The Distrikt w/ Black Mountain
03/29/08 Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s w/ Black Mountain
03/31/08 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room w/ Black Mountain
04/01/08 Calgary, AB – The Warehouse w/ Black Mountain
04/02/08 Kelowna, BC – The Habitat w/ Black Mountain
04/05/08 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom w/ Black Mountain