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This feature length documentary, making its world premiere at this year’s SXSW Film Festival is directed by Dayton native and Brooklyn based filmmaker Eric Mahoney (Madly, North Dixie Drive) and edited by musician Ian Jacobs (Monograms). The project, the first from Production Company Hotshot Robot will feature interviews from the surviving band members, Taylor family and a slew of musicians including:

Fred Armisen, Steve AlbiniMatt Berninger, Buzz OsbourneCedric Bixler-ZavalaMelissa Auf der Maur, David YowStuart Braithewaite, Eli Janney, Gregg Foreman, Scott McCloud and many more…

In the mid 90’s the Dayton, OH music scene became a hot spot generating worldwide buzz from the influential indie rock being produced there (The Breeders, Guided by Voices). Arguably the most innovative of them all was the band Brainiac, led by musical genius and insanely charismatic front man Tim Taylor. The band was opening for Beck and slated to sign a major label record deal when Taylor was tragically killed in a bizarre auto accident leaving his family and bandmates to pick up the pieces. Over the past two decades Brainiac’s music has gone on to influence the likes of Nine Inch NailsThe Mars VoltaThe National and countless others. This film explores the band’s music, legacy, massive influence on pop culture and how people survive and cope with the loss of loved ones.

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