TRAILER: PLEASED TO MEET ME
Pleased to Meet Me is a film that was shot in Louisville late last year, directed by Archie Borders and produced by the Louisville based 180 Degrees. The film is based on a segment from an episode of This American Life that presented the idea of forming a band completely through classified ads in order to record a single song in just one day.
Archie previously directed the 2004 film Paper Cut staring Esteban Powell (the blonde freshmen in the Linklater classic Dazed and Confused) about an alt-zine start-up called “Gonzo” set in early 90’s Louisville. Some good local music is featured in the movie as well as lots of great iconic Bardstown road landmarks, including the old Better Days Records location and the now defunct Lynn’s Paradise Cafe. Paper Cut is available at Wild and Woolly, through Netflix or you can order a copy from Amazon. The trailer is here but a better idea of the film can be seen by watching this clip on Archie Borders’ YouTube page.
The Louisville talent starring in Pleased to Meet Me includes Katie O’Brien (drummer for The Slow Break), Timothy Morton (musician and local actor who is plays the lead in “Pilgrim Song” which is currently playing in film festivals around the nation), and Adam Kramer (local musician recently of the Louisville-based band The Broken Spurs.) Cincinnati singer Karin Bergquist of Over the Rhine also stars, as well as a number of other prolific out-of-towners including “Academy Award Loser” Aimee Mann, John Doe, Loudon Wainwright III, Joe Henry, and Morgan Nagler.
WFPL has an interview up with Archie Borders about the film, which also includes a clip from the episode of This American Life that inspired the film. You can listen to the clip here. Before Paper Cut was released I seem to remember Archie speaking about the idea for Pleased to Meet Me at the Bluegrass Film Festival, so I’m glad to finally see this finally project come to fruition.
Archie says they’re currently finishing up the sound mix and score for the film which should wrap in about three weeks, and then they’ll start the process of meeting with sales agents and film festival reps. If you’re interested in keeping up with the film you can like their Facebook page or follow 180 Degrees on Twitter.