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Just Like Being There


In the gig poster community, artists such as Daniel Danger and Jay Ryan prove that creating this artwork is a way of life, more than just a career. These artists are at the forefront of an expansion of the gig poster genre. MONDO's reinvigoration of "the film poster as an art form," and Gallery 1988’s theme based exhibits are only two ways in which this artwork is reaching a greater public. In a community with strong roots, dating back to the 1960s, this expansion is controversial- refreshing to some, sacrilegious to others.


Director(s): Scout Shannon

Producer(s): Johanna Goldstein

Cinematographer: Jakob Frank

Editor(s): Thom Newell, Nils Arrington, Scout Shannon

Director Bio


Scout Shannon was formerly a semi-professional musician in San Francisco, recording and releasing a number of CDs. The last few years he has been an editor of commercials, music videos, and short films. The first gig poster he ever received was for Erasure, at The Fillmore, in 1987.


Public Film Contact

Johanna Goldstein


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