PORTLAND, OR (September 4, 2019) Long associated with mavericks and rebels in the music world, iconic footwear brand Dr. Martens has announced today, September 4, a first-ever Music and Film Series. Highlighting voices that aren’t generally heard in the mainstream, the Dr. Martens Presents Music & Film Series is proud to celebrate the tenacious musicians living in the L.A. and NYC music scenes through a handful of rare concert events and mini-documentary films around these artists. The Dr. Martens Music & Film Series will be part of a larger national campaign for the brand that will kick-off this week. For more information on the Dr. Martens Music & Film Series, visit: Here.
For the Dr. Martens Music & Film Series, L.A.-based filmmaker Erik Rojas and NYC-based filmmaker Vincent Martell have curated a lineup of 11 musicians that will share their stories of resilience and determination. They will explore what it takes to succeed as performers realizing their own artistic vision in the music industry. Each L.A. and NYC concert event, as well as the short documentary films created, will provide an intimate look at the daily lives of working musicians and share a unique point of view as told by our filmmakers who have their own stories of resilience to tell.
Confirmed music artists for the Dr. Martens Presents: Music & Film Series include Samia, Junglepussy, PJ, De’Wayne Jackson, L.A. Witch, The Paranoyds, SadGirl, Combo Chimbita, Phony Ppl, and Death Valley Girls.
Expect the full slate of Dr. Martens Presents Music & Film Series NYC and L.A. concerts to be announced next week.
“Dr. Martens Presents gives us an opportunity to continue to foster our deep connection to music by hosting shows in unique venues with musicians who use their art as an avenue for self-expression,” explains Kevin Diehl, Vice President, U.S. Marketing, Dr. Martens. “Working with two great filmmakers on our Music & Film Series will highlight these stories of resilience and give our enthusiasts an inside look.”
“As a filmmaker, I pride myself on being incredibly intentional when partnering with brands which have allowed me to keep my creative voice intact,” says NYC-based filmmaker, Vincent Martell, Founder, VAM STUDIO. “Dr. Martens has allowed me to authentically portray the New York that I love. I’m excited to film some of the most unapologetic POC and queer artists in the city.”
Watch Vincent Martell describe being a filmmaker, Here.
I’m thrilled to be partnering with Dr. Martens to tell the vibrant and resilient stories about these artists in Los Angeles, as well as my own,” adds L.A. based filmmaker, Erik Rojas. “As a brand, they’ve helped shape creative culture and have always kept authenticity paramount.”
Watch Erik Rojas describe being a filmmaker, Here.