A Band Called Failure
“A Band Called Failure” will tell the story of the rise, fall and return of the unsung heroes of 90’s alternative rock: Failure.
Ken Andrews and Greg Edwards formed Failure in Los Angeles in the early ‘90s. Their first album, Comfort, was produced by wunderkind producer Steve Albini, and it had all the makings of a rock-n-roll fairytale. However, the final mixes didn’t please the band and when it was released on Slash Records in 1992, sales were sluggish. On their second album, Magnified, the band took on the daunting task of producing the album themselves and the results paid off – the sound, reviews and sales of that album far surpassed its predecessor. As they began work on their third album, all signs for a successful album were there. The rough mixes of Fantastic Planet were making the band, and their label, very excited. That’s when the harsh realities of the music industry washed over Failure.
The band broke up.
That would be the end of the story for most bands, but the Failure story is different.
The guys from Failure grew up. They survived. The band returned from a 17-year hiatus in early 2014 with a single Los Angeles date planned. The show sold out in seconds. which led to a North American tour and eventually back to the studio.
At its heart, “A Band Called Failure” is a universal story about creativity, perseverance and, most importantly, friendship. The film will invoke nostalgia, but will also take audiences along for a wild and inspiring ride into the uncharted territory of a band reclaiming the future that was once just beyond their grasp.
Release Date: Spring of 2019
Shawn Dailey has fifteen years experience in the entertainment industry. He is an accomplished musician who played bass for Courtney Love/Hole for eight years. He has been involved in the production of numerous recordings and albums as a session musician and bandleader.
He is also experienced in the area of film and music documentaries in particular. Shawn is a member of the production team that produced the music documentary series “Take me to the River,” which won ten film festival awards including Raindance and SXSW.
Don Hardy is an Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker and co-founder of KTF Films – a documentary production company based in Northern California. His most recent film, Theory of Obscurity, about the legendary music and art collective known as The Residents premiered at SXSW in 2015 and was released theatrically by Film Movement in April 2016.
Over the years, Don has won numerous awards for his films, photography, and editing including 6 Emmys, 3 Edward R. Murrow Awards, 7 Associated Press Awards, the prestigious San Francisco Bay Area Photographer of the Year Award and more than 15 National Press Photographer Association Awards.
Rick Canny has 28 years of experience in managing recording artists and entertainment brands. Prior to starting Favor The Artist, where he has represented artists such as Courtney Love, Glenn Danzig, Failure, Tommy Lee, The Bloody Beetroots and others, he served as the Executive Vice President at Sanctuary Artist Management, a global management company, where he guided the careers of such artists as ZZ Top, Velvet Revolver, Boston, Something Corporate, The Cult, Whitesnake, Alanis Morisette, The Darkness, Paulina Rubio and many others and served as Executive Producer or producer on Long Form concert by ZZ Top, Velvet Revolver, Something Corporate, Alanis Morissette, The Cult and Whitesnake.