MUSIC IS MEDICINE “BEFORE WE WERE KINGS” THE MOVIE

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ROSS MOVING PICTURES presents Music Is Medicine “Before We Were Kings” The Movie, takes an in depth look at the potential of music as medicine and the healing powers of music.Superstar International DJ’s including Moby, Sander Kleinberg, Wolfgang Gartner, among many others share personal stories of their road to fame. Each DJ interviewed agrees that they were a different person before performing in front of thousands of people, and that DJ’ing has helped them grow and evolve into the people they are today.  Each story will be used as narration and commentary as the filmmakers follow an up and coming DJ with a social anxiety disorder who is  enrolled at the world renown Scratch DJ Academy and seeks an outlet through his love of music. The film follows his journey from the very first introduction to turntables, leading up to his first gig.

Can the art form of Dj’ing be used a tool for music therapy? Can a shy kid perform in front of thousands?  Will doctors one day prescribe music instead of Xanax? These are the questions explored in the documentary as the filmmakers believe that music can be more effective than any medication for anyone suffering from Depression or Anxiety. Throughout two years of research, filmmakers discovered that music is helpful to individuals on the autism spectrum, stroke victims, and those with speech impairment

PARTICIPATING  DJ’s:

MOBY

Sold over 20 million albums worldwide, Remixed – Michael Jackson, Daft Punk, & David Bowie ,Grammy Nominated & MTV Music Award Winner , Album ‘Play’ achieved Diamond status

WOLFGANG GARTNER-

Eight #1 Beatport songs, Collaborations – Deadmau5, Skrillex, & Tiesto , International Dance Music Awards nominee, Top 10 contender on America’s Best DJ Competition

SANDER KLEINBERG-

Remixed- Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, & Madonna, Dancestar USA Awards – Winner Song of the Year ,  Top 10 Netherlands DJ , Multiple #1 songs on Beatport

DJ ILLANOISE

SANDRA COLLINS

DJ ROBBIE WILDE ( THAT DEAF DJ)

ABOUT ROSS MOVING  PICTURES:

A film production company that specializes in producing documentaries which inspire social change, Ross Moving Pictures mission is to change the world, one documentary at a time. Ross Moving Pictures focus is to create documentaries and scripted feature films that cater to passionate niche audiences. Our primary goal is to become a leader in the world of socially impactful films—the ones that inspire people to better the world.

PARTNERS:

Nordoff Robbins center for Music Therapy at NYU

American Music Therapy Association

Ibiza non-profit – “Last Night A DJ Saved My Life”