My pals at the talented TurnStyle Films never cease to amaze me.
They are a collective group of hardworking music lovers who always manage to drop things equally interesting as unique.
I wish I could remember what show I was at when I saw Jon Nix last year, but he was full of excitement as he told me he was working on something he knew I was going to like. As he started telling me about it, I immediately smiled ear to ear. I knew this was going to be something awesome.
Months later, an announcement was made to the world that TurnStyle Films was working on a Justin Pearson documentary. As a fellow punk lover, it is clear why I shared so much excitement when I first learned of the project.
The documentary is in the final rounds of finishing and TurnStyle is asking for help via a great Kickstarter campaign with plenty of great rewards including autographed books, vinyl, and enamel pins.
I think Jon and crew said it best on Kickstarter what this documentary is all about:
Don’t Fall in Love With Yourself is a documentary that explores the life of enigmatic musician and artist, Justin Pearson. From childhood tragedy and his roots in the San Diego punk scene, to his appearance on Jerry Springer and rise to cult celebrity status. An in-depth look at a career made out of blood, sweat and spit.
Much of the B-roll has been sourced from dozens of VHS & Mini-DV tapes recorded over the past three decades. Controversial and never-before-seen footage of one of the most interesting and unique musical movements is recent memory.
The film’s interviews include Justin Pearson, Dave Lombardo, Eric Paul, Gabe Serbian, Bobby Bray, Travis Ryan, Jeremy Bolm, Alexis Marshall, Jon Syverson, Molly Neuman & Becky DiGiglio and more.
I took a few moments to toss my support they way in hopes this campaign is fully funded. This looks to be one of the best things TurnStyle has done to date.