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Sunset Strip


Birthed as a dusty trading route at the turn of last century, Sunset Strip became the world's center of gravity for music, glamour, fashion, sex, and decadence. This curvy, mile-and-a-half strip of road falls just outside LA city limits, beyond the reach of LAPD, where it grew into a place like no other on the planet. A place where dreams are started, chased, loved, hated, displayed, ignored, ended, or all of the above. You make your last stand in Eden, and this is Eden.


Director(s): Hans Fjellestad

Executive Producer(s): Matt Sorum,Sean Carver, Elizabeth Gross,, Stan Bharti, Bob Rose

Producer(s): Joe Mundo, Tommy Alastra, Donovan Leitch

Cinematographer: Arlene Nelson

Editor(s): Hans Fjellestad, Abe Levy

Music: Hans Fjellestad

Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Gabriella Gross, Archive Supervisor: Zach Panozzo

Director Bio


Los Angeles filmmaker/musician Hans Fjellestad has screened in theaters, galleries, and festivals throughout the world and on television networks including Showtime, MTV, Adult Swim, PBS, and BBC. Hans directed the feature docs "Sunset Strip", "Moog", "Frontier Life", "When The World Breaks" and wrote/produced "The Heart Is A Drum Machine".


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