CNTRL, 6min., Canada
Directed by Marco Ciardullo, Alex Laframboise
Musical evolution and cultural development have worked in tandem for decades. Electronic music and its subgenres represent the idea of unification through a single art form, orchestrated by a Disc Jockey (DJ). This documentary explores the sonic journey of Michael Medeiros, a Toronto born newcomer to the DJ scene and the community that surrounds electronic dance music. Michael’s position in the scene highlights his personal pursuit to promote the core values of Electronic music, while beginning a new chapter in his career through his efforts to produce and release Electronic music. Through conversation with his mentor, Patrick, an involved member of the club scene in the early 90s, an understanding of this genre's roots and the growing impact it has on different communities, can be contrasted with Michael’s current presence and where he feels he lies. This is CNTRL.