Boys will release a documentary directed and produced by group member Adam “M.C.A.”
Yauch titled “Awesome: I F**kin’ Shot That.”
The documentary was shot at an Oct. 9 sold-out show at Madison
Square Garden in New York City.
The group handed
out 50 cameras to various audience members during the show. The documentary
will include the audiences’ perspective from 50 different camera angles.
Yauch and co-producer Doran produced the documentary for their
company Oscilloscope Films for about $1 million dollars.
Independent film distribution company ThinkFilm landed worldwide
rights to documentary, after reading about the innovative approach to filming
According to Yauch, the concept was inspired by a fan who posted
a video clip of a concert performance from his phone on the group’s internet
"I'm glad that the film has found a home with Think,”
Yauch said. “S**t has been bubbling for a minute and now Think is gonna
light a match."
ThinkFilm Company President and CEO, Jeff Sackman, said ThinkFilms
pursued the project aggressively upon learning about the innovative approach
to filming the concert.
“Adam, Jon, and the rest of their team at Oscilloscope
Films are the equal of any filmmaking team we've worked with when it comes to
having a vision and realizing it to its best and fullest potential," Sackman
According to Yauch, the film will appeal to viewers despite
being shot by “a bunch of untrained camera operators.”
“That gives the film sincerity,” the rapper said.
“The people that shot it, were feeling it."
I F**kin’ Shot That” will open in spring of 2006 and in summer,
a cutting edge DVD version of the documentary will hit stores.
In related news,
The Beastie Boys will celebrate their 24th anniversary by releasing the 15-track
limited edition CD/DVD Solid Gold Hits on Capitol Records, Nov. 8.