Moby, Wolfgang Gartner and Sander Kleinenberg come together to support Music Therapy in upcoming documentary, ‘Before We Were Kings’
It is a mantra you hear time and time again – “Music saved my life.”
Brandon Ross of Ross Moving Pictures is diving beyond the surface of the common four-word catchphrase and exploring the notion of music as a form of therapy. Ross’ upcoming documentary, Before We Were Kings, introduces a handful of celebrated producers in a new, revealing light: Moby, Wolfgang Gartner, Sander Kleinenberg and several other DJs come together for the film to shed their celebrity skins and speak to the healing, progressive powers of music.
“[Before We Were Kings is a] documentary with the ambition of focusing on someone who has difficulty blending into social settings, but takes up the art form of DJ’ing as a hobby … The filmmakers believe music can be just as helpful as Xanax to someone who has anxiety or depression. Through our research over two years, we have learned that music has been helpful to those on the Autism Spectrum, with speech impairments, or stroke victims. We believe in the POWER of music and think that MILLIONS of other people in the world do as well.”
Before We Were Kings has already received partnerships from Nordoff Robbins Center for Music Therapy at NYU, the American Music Therapy Association, the Ibiza non-profit organization Last Night a DJ Saved My Life and DJ School, but is still looking for financial and media support to aid in the film’s completion. The project has reached out via Kickstarter and explains that though the documentary will be made “by any means necessary,” that travel costs for location filming have pushed the filmmakers to seek financial funding.
Financial donations will be rewarded through the project’s Kickstarter with clothing, vinyl, and other merchandise, but Ross Moving Pictures also encourages supporters to spread the word about both the documentary and Music Therapy through social media. Head here to learn more about the project or donate.