Strange Negotiations

Strange Negotiations

After renouncing his long-held evangelical Christian beliefs and walking away from critically-acclaimed band Pedro the Lion, David Bazan retreated into a solitary life of touring solo, struggling to rebuild his worldview and career from the ground-up, and trying to support his family of four. Strange Negotiations finds David a decade into his journey, during which he has become a reluctant prophet of sorts to young Americans struggling to reconcile their faith, politics, and doubts amidst the 2016 elections.

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Brandon Vedder




Director: Brandon Vedder
Executive Producer: Alison Mo Massey, Ty Morse
Producer: Nick Moceri, Brandon Vedder
Cinematographer: Brandon Vedder
Editor: Brandon Vedder
Sound Designer: Tony Villaflor, Jeff King, Joel Raabe
Music: David Bazan, Sean Galloway, Sean Lane
Principal Cast: David Bazan


Public Film Contact
Brandon Vedder
All Cut Up Films
Publicity Contact
Nathan Walker
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary, Experimental, Music
Screening Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 91:02 mins