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An Amazing Interview with Rob Sheffield!

September 13, 2014

One of my favorite interviews yet! Georg and I sat down with Rolling Stone Contributing Editor and Author Rob Sheffield last week and talked tapes for a few solid hours! This guy blows my mind. We're sneaking him in to the rough cut as we speak!!

SOUNDTRACKING

September 7, 2014

SOUNDTRACKING with EMILY MELANDER from Zack Taylor on Vimeo.

By far the best part of the edit process for me has been compiling a homemade, tape-recorded soundtrack with my talented and beautiful friends around town. Here's a tiny clip from an afternoon spent with my dear friend Emily Melander, a talented Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter! 

Ms. Melander sings lyrical, melodic, whimsical songs that translate beautifully onto magnetic tape.

Stick around for more updates in the next few weeks as we get ready to start submitting to festivals. 

Peace.

From Holland with Love!

August 29, 2014

I just got back from Holland, where I spent an amazing 3 days with Lou Ottens, inventor of the cassette (and co-creator of the CD). 

Lou is an inspiration- he's 88 and still going strong. 

There's lots happening with the doc now- apologies for the radio silence. We are working full-time on post-production, and are on track to start submitting to film festivals starting next month, with the film completed later this year. 

At this very moment we are compiling the soundtrack (through found tapes, our own home recordings, and other music that is first being mixed down to tape).

Thanks for hanging on. Watch this space.

Z

On Twitter

August 28, 2013

Guys, Cassette is now on Twitter! Follow us @CassetteFilm!

Cassette mentioned in TIME Magazine

August 5, 2013

If you guys subscribe to TIME Magazine, or happen to find yourselves bored in a waiting room, pick up a copy of this week's (August 12) issue. At the back there's a cool story about the cassette resurgence and we're mentioned! 

-Zack

Get on our Mailing List!

July 12, 2013

Our awesome web designer Collin just hooked us up with a MAILING LIST! Get on it. I promise I won't inundate you with junk! I try to send out updates once or twice a month. Stay updated as we edit the film!

-Zack

New Trailer

July 3, 2013

I'm stoked to announce the newest trailer for Cassette! Scroll down to the 'Trailer' section and let me know what you think! This is technically our first public trailer so feel free to share. 

-Zack

Welcome

June 14, 2013

Welcome to Cassette’s new home. We have begun editing more than 40 hours of footage, and we are gearing up for a summer of interviews.

Check in with us for updates on production, editing, and where you can see the film. Feel free to drop us a line as well!

- Zack and Seth, NYC

About

Cassette started in late 2011 as a Kickstarter campaign, during which time we were fortunate enough to meet our funding goal of $25,000, thanks of course to our wonderful and generous backers. Since then, we've been interviewing musicians, collectors, record labels, authors, and historians about the cassette.

Scheduled for completion in late 2013, Cassette will be a feature-length documentary detailing the history and importance of the audiocassette.

Zack Taylor recently completed his MFA in film production from the University of Wales. He lives in New York City. As a lifelong fan of music who could never actually play an instrument, Zack began making mixtapes for close friends in elementary school as a way to share his musical tastes.

Seth Smoot is a commercial photographer living in New York City with his wife and two daughters. Among others, he has shot for Anthropologie, Morgan Stanley, Soul by Ludacris, Random House, Barsuk, Capitol Records, Warner Bros. Records, Fox Searchlight, and Anthology Magazine.

Nature Program is the moniker of Brooklyn-based musician Eric Pitra. Using solely analogue equipment (and outputting tracks to audio tape), Eric has created a series of original songs for Cassette’s soundtrack.

Timeline

2012
2013
2014
2015
January 2012: Kickstarter campaign funded
May 2012: Begin principal photography
February 2013: Short edit and initial trailer completed
September 2014: Initial cut finished in time for festival submission
December 2014: Kickstarter backers and other supporters given first look
January 2015 and beyond: Begin festival circuit

Backers

Without the generosity of the 300+ people listed below, we wouldn’t have had the means to work on this doc. THANK YOU for your pledges; we are grateful for each and every one of you. If anyone has slipped through the cracks, please get in touch with us!

- Zack and Seth

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