Desolation Center

“Jon Reiss has been a tremendous "secret weapon" in the battle to create a powerful film that can reach its largest potential audience in the complex digital landscape of today. From creatively strategizing the positioning of the project, to specific help with key personnel hires and fiscal sponsorship, advice on our website and social media, to insightful notes on the first show reel, Jon has been there for me and the film in a highly impactful way. I feel extremely fortunate to be able to rely on Jon’s depth of experience, invaluable personal relationships and unrivaled ability to “think outside the box office” to help take the Desolation Center project to its most exciting possible outcome.”

Stuart Swezey, Producer/Director Desolation Center

Consulting Producer - Pre-Production to release advised on all aspects of production as well as distribution and marketing.

The untold story of a series of Reagan-era guerrilla punk and industrial desert happenings in Southern California that are now recognized as the inspiration for Burning Man, Lollapalooza, and Coachella. Interviews and rare performance footage of Sonic Youth, Minutemen, Meat Puppets, Redd Kross, Einstürzende Neubauten, Survival Research Laboratories, Savage Republic, Swans and more.

Notable Release Aspects
Festivals: CPH:DOX, Sheffield Doc Fest, Slamdance,  Cork International, DOXA. Theatrical release forthcoming. 

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