The World Underground is a new series, thoroughly capturing moments in time in underground scenes around the world. The point is to release the films online, and archive everything captured, for donation. Connect the global community, and keep going, all over the globe.
For a long-form companion piece to this trailer, written in Impose Magazine : imposemagazine.com/features/exploring-the-china-underground
Episode 1 finds us in mainland China, stepping outside of the often-covered Beijing, and trekking through Hunan and Sichuan with the seminal P.K.14. Their first tour, and record, in years. Along the way, we stopped at length in Guangzhou, Chengdu, Beijing, and Wuhan. We focused on small, unknown bands in many provinces like Hi Person, The Maples, Diders, and Stolen. We also caught all the local favorites like Hedgehog, SUBS, Carsick Cars, A.V. Okubo, Skip Skip Ben Ben, and over two dozen more. We hope to grow this series organically. Funded by communities, released for communities, an archive free to all. Eventually I hope to source sound and video crew from these scenes directly. Further connectivity through community involvement. Booking shows, filming practice space sessions along the way. Freezing moments in time when things are changing so rapidly.
We're set for a release in FEBRUARY 2015, with more news to come.
This project is fueled by donations. Reach out : email@example.com
Directed by John Yingling
Trailer edited by Nathan Christ and John Yingling.
Animation : Jenna Caravello.