Iranian-born Canadian filmmaker Eileen Yaghoobian has spent the past four years shooting her first, full-length documentary film DIED YOUNG STAYED PRETTY. This project is the pinnacle of her 10-year career in film and will premiere at the 2008 Montreal World Film Festival. Yaghoobian's formal training in filmmaking, 3D animation, theatre, and photography provided a foundation for her diverse career as a director, production designer, and set decorator for numerous independent productions in Canada and the United States. Yaghoobian's short films and videos have screened at national and international festivals as well as art exhibitions. Her Still Photography can be found in the permanent collections at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; and Art Bank: Canada Council for the Arts, Ottawa. She recently directed Tennesse Williams' play The
Night of the Iguana in Boston. Yaghoobian has just completed the prestigious Lincoln Center Director's Lab 2008 and is in the midst of developing a feature narrative for her next feature film.
Mark Greenberg was a member of the band the Coctails (Hi-Ball/Carrot Top) in the early 90's and currently plays and records with Archer Prewitt (Thrill Jockey), and Eleventh Dream Day (Thrill Jockey) and Chestnut Station (Drag City). In addition to touring and recording bands in his home studio, Mark also makes music for use in video games, TV, the Internet, and films with his companies Mayfair Recordings and the Mayfair Workshop. He lives in Chicago with his wife Ann-Marie and their three beautiful children.
Pete Dionne has spent the last seven years in the film industry as a VFX artist at Tehnicolor in Vancouver. A few of his highlights have been Slither, The Butterfly Effect, and It's All Gone Pete Tong. He has also worked on a number of independent music videos, including Black Rice's Into The Night and Sam Roberts' Hard Road.
“Captivating artifact of an era”
— The Village Voice
“Raw -- an outlaw movie about outlaw artists”
— PETER RAINER, NPR
“DIY artists of every stripe, this is your movie” Read More.
— JOHN GRIFFIN, THE GAZETTE
“If Helvetica opened the doors to a mass audience for design, three new films are taking it one step further” Read More.
— PRINT MAGAZINE
“savvy and fun to watch”
— JEFF MONK, UPTOWN MAGAZINE
“newest art on the block” Read More.
— PETER GODDARD, THE TORONTO STAR
— DAVID BERRY, VUE WEEKLY
— JIM REYNO, METRO
“delightfully subversive” Read More.
— RICK GROEN, THE GLOBE AND MAIL
“Lewd, crude and gloriously foul-mouthed” Read More.
— SAM MCMILLAN, 50TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE OF COMMUNICATION ARTS
“Unexpectedly Excellent” Read More.
— VADIM RIZOV, SPOUT
“Mad collage of genuine originals” Read More.
— PETER MARTIN, TWITCH
“Yaghoobian uncovers a unique subculture filled with fascinating characters.” Read More.
— STEPHEN COOKE, THE CHRONICLE HERALD
“DYSP is a thoroughly enjoyable film.” Read More.
— JON MANDELL, ADBUSTERS
“...great doc about the rebirth of the mighty culture-subverting rock poster” Read More.
— JOHN GRIFFIN, THE GAZETTE
“Died Young Stayed Pretty is a fascinating look at the rock poster renaissance” Read More.
— MATT HAYS, MIRROR
“A beautifully shot doc that combines a home-video collage aesthetic with non-obvious editing, and some clever divergences...” Read More.
— MELORA KOEPKE, HOUR
“downright fascinating and provocative” Read More.
— JOSEPH BELANGER, IONCINEMA
Interview starts at 33:03
— HOST JIAN GHOMESHI
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Saturday, June 5 7:30 pm at Union Docs.
Presented on the evening by the Director with Special Guests -- Robert Newman, Joe Newton, Kayrock.
South Carolina Premiere!
Thursday, July 22 6:00pm
AIGA South Carolina presents at Nickelodeon Theatre, Columbia, SC
April 15th @ 10 pm at Moviemento Kino.
Thursday April 8th at 8:10 pm - Wednesday, May 5th at SMART Project Space.
SweetTalk Cph and Plant present the Scandinavian Premier! Tuesday, April 6 at 9:30 pm
Grand Teatret, Copenhagen
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Airs in April in Canada on Super Channel
Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle WA
Friday, Jan. 8th, 2010
Roxie Theater, San Francisco
June 29 - July 1st
IFC CENTER, New York Premiere!
Friday July 17-Thusday July 23rd
Filmmaker & Special Guests in Person Opening Weekend
Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival
Thursday, JULY 23
San Diego, CA
Grand Illusion Cinema Seattle, WA
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Remis Auditorium)
July 30th - August 7th
Cinema 21 Theater Portland, OR
Wednesday, August 25th
Gallery Visio and UM - St. Louis AIGA
Wednesday, September 2nd
Belcourt Theatre, Nashville Tennessee
Thursday, September 3rd
Friday, September 4th
Brooks Museum, Memphis, Tennessee
Saturday, September 5th
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
Monday, September 8th
Wednesday, September 9th
Thursday, September 10th
Bellevue University, Omaha, Nebraska (AIGA)
Saturday, September 12th
USC Roski School of Fine Arts
Monday, September 14
Aero Theatre, Santa Monica, CA
Thursday, September 16th
Denver Film Society at the Starz Film Center
September 17 - 24th
Cornell University, Ithaca NY
Tuesday, September 22nd
Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH
Wednesday September 23rd
Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC
Thursday September 24rd
The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque
Friday September 25th & 26th
The Dryden Theatre, Rochester, NY
George Eastman House
Music Box Theatre, Chicago IL
Wednesday, September 30th
Walker Art Center & Sound UnSeen
Thursday, October 1st
Flint Institute of Arts, Flint, MI
Ringwald Theatre Ferndale, MI (Detroit AIGA)
Thursday, October 8th
Institute of Contemporary Arts (London)
UK Release! October 9th
Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA
Tuesday, November 17th
Latest Press Release
SXSW Film Festival
Little Rock Film Fest
The Globe and Mail
In the News
Television Business International (TBI) magazine
The Daily IFC.COM
Hollywood North Report
Step Inside Design Magazine
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People who helped with the film!
Music Composer: Mark Greenberg
Visual Effects: Pete Dionne
Seattle DOP: Mahlon Todd Williams
Seattle Sound Mixer: Millar Montgomery
Sound Editer & Mixer: Doug Woods
Additional Sound Editing: Melody Drolet
Titles: Francis Hanneman
End Credits: Line Severinsen
DVD cover design: Darren Pasemko
Copywriter: Michael Rigler
Coctails: Carrot Top Records
To find out more about the poster people in my film visit Clayton Hayes' Gigposters!
Some of the people in my film!
Brian Chippendale •
Art Chantry •
Print Mafia •
Andrew Bird •
Clyde Jones •
Ron Liberti •
Tom Hazelmyer •
Stephen McClellan •
Bryce McCloud •
Ames Bros •
Methane Studios •
El Bado/William Ballard •
Tyler Stout •
Rob Jones •
Jay Ryan •
Mat Daly •
Nick Butcher •
Keith Herzik •
Steve Walters •
Shawn Wolfe •
Noel Waggener •
Jeff Kleinsmith •
Mig Kokinda •
Dale Flattum •
Mike King •
Dan Schlissel •
Uncle Charlie •
American Poster Institute
Died Young, Stayed Pretty was completed in part through the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
More work by Eileen Yaghoobian, vist Yaghoobian.com