Lisa Kudrow BANDSLAM Interview with Gaelan Connell
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Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical 1 & 2, High School Musical 3: Senior Year) and Aly Michalka (Phil of the Future, pop music duo Aly & AJ) join Gaelan Connell (Chocolat), Scott Porter (Speed Racer) and Lisa Kudrow (Friends) in the music-driven comedy Bandslam.
When gifted singer-songwriter Charlotte Banks (Michalka) asks new kid in town Wil Burton (Connell) to manage her fledgling rock band, she appears to have just one goal in mind: go head-to-head against her egotistical musician ex-boyfriend, Ben (Porter), at
the biggest event of the year, a battle of the bands called Bandslam. Against all odds, their band develops a sound all its own with a real shot at success in the contest.
Meanwhile, romance brews between Will and Sa5m (Hudgens), who plays a mean guitar and has a voice to die for. When disaster strikes, its time for the band to make a choice: Do they admit defeat, or face the music and stand up for what they believe in?
Featuring dynamic musical performances by its multi-talented cast, the film is directed by Todd Graff (Camp) from a screenplay penned by Graff and Josh A. Cagan (Undergrads). Elaine Goldsmith produces through her shingle, Goldsmith-Thomas Productions. The executive producers are Ron Schmidt and Marisa Yeres Gill. Eric Steelberg is director of photography. Jeff Knipp is the production designer and Ernesto
Martinez is the costume designer. The film editor is John Gilbert. Adam Lasus is the music director and Lindsay Fellows is the music supervisor.
Co-produced by Walden Media, Bandslam will be released in the U.S. by Summit Entertainment on August 14, 2009.
I sat down with Gaelan Connell (Will Burton) and Lisa Kudrow (Karen Burton) and talked about:
Their involvement with the film
Working with Director Todd Graff
And why you have to see BANDSLAM right now
Year of Production: 2009
Country: United States