Hello Everywhere, a film by Sam Jones
Director Sam Jones defines photography as discovery. He believes that with a camera in his hand, he is more aware of the space and the sounds that surround him. Hello Everywhere is an extension of that awareness. Music, as described by some:
“I’ve heard that music speaks the language that words can’t speak”.
“Music helps embrace the moment”.
“Singularity in time when we can appreciate everything that is going on around us”.
This documentary takes us on the journey to an epic night in Austin Texas where one well known band, Passion Pit, and their opening act, the “baby band” Wildcat! Wildcat! perform at the Hype Hotel.
Jones’ background is telling stories through images, both moving and still. In Hello Everywhere, he creates such a powerful connection between the members of the band, and those of us watching. There is refreshing blend of performance video along with band interviews as well as candid fan interviews. From the start of the film, we are drawn in by the realness and authenticity of each band. One having just recently played Madison Square Gardens and the other embarking on their biggest show yet.
Jones seems to feel the same way about photography as do most music lovers. The almost unexplainable connection between the sound, the space, and the moment, creating an unforgettable story. Those feelings and beliefs are portrayed through this film. The band members seem to let down their guard and speak to camera very honestly. It was fun to watch two bands, both in different stages of their careers, come together for one epic night.
“You’re not like close to their level necessarily…but you are literally doing the same thing, like sound checking. You literally are just playing music”.
– Jesse Taylor