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Telling harsh truths about the modern music business, "Artifact" gives intimate access to singer/actor Jared Leto and his band Thirty Seconds to Mars as they battle their label in a brutal lawsuit and record their album "This Is War". The film is a true artifact of our times, as its subjects struggle with big questions over art, money and integrity.

Director: Bartholomew Cubbins

Producer: Jared Leto, Emma Ludbrook

Editor: Stefanie Visser, Daniel Hernandez, Ishai Setton, Shelby Siegel (Supervising Editor)

Music: Thirty Seconds to Mars, Cliff Martinez, M.I.A.

Additional Credits: Sound Recording Engineer: Jamie Schefman, Sound Mixer: Wouter van Herwerden, Supervising Colorist: Stefan Sonnenfeld, Damian Pelphrey (Digital Colorist), Titles/VFX: Chris LeDoux, Aaron Lee

Principal Cast: Jared Leto, Shannon Leto, Tomo Milicevic, Chester Bennington, Brandon Boyd, Serj Tankian, DA Wallach, Kenna, Irving Azoff, Bob Lefsetz


Bartholomew Cubbins has directed numerous award-winning videos for the band Thirty Seconds to Mars. "Artifact" is his debut documentary feature. His next project is a documentary on the rare North American Ivory-Billed Woodpecker.

Sales Agent: CAA (Dina Kuperstock)

Public Film Contact
Emma Ludbrook
Sisyphus Productions