Raindance TV interviews director Matias Masucci and actress Pollyanna McIntosh in occasion of the 2012 presentation of the independent film Noise Matters at the 20th Raindance Film Festival in London.
Opening night at the Apollo Piccadilly Theatre was the first presentation of the film to an international audience. The film went on to garner further attention and positive reviews.
Here is what the festival had to say about Noise Matters:
“The whole essence of noise is that there are no instruments. We’re not musicians, we make noise.” Noise Matters is a two hour lesson in noise and a journey into the minds of some rather eccentric characters. While it is intimately touching it’s also outrageously funny in its satire on music, noise and the arts.
While it takes the disguise of a simple documentary, it soon becomes clear that this is something out of the ordinary. In Noise Matters we get to follow the fictional noise making band Shame on You. The band consists of Stan, the traumatised abstract painter; Philip; the sound engineer genius; Ryan, the political activist with an anger management issue and the professional noise maker and self proclaimed band leader Dagobert. The band is managed by their completely inappropriate and somewhat delusional manager, Captain Monroe, who wants the band to record an album in order to reach the bigger market. This becomes a question of artistic integrity which splits the band in two camps and threatens to ruin it all.
Matias Masucci’s feature length debut is without a doubt in a class of its own and it’s sure to divide audiences. It’s splendidly bonkers and leaves you wanting just a little bit more.
By Mirjam Genetay