Interview with Stones Throw documentary filmmaker Jeff Broadway
Producer/director/Stones Throw fan Jeff Broadway took some time out of his busy schedule promoting his latest project Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw to talk to Brooklyn Radio.
1. Thanks for taking the time out to answer some questions for Brooklyn Radio. What initially sparked your idea to make the Stones Throw documentary?
I’ve been a fan of Stones Throw for about a decade, after I first discovered Stones Throw by way of Madvillain and Quasimoto. When I approached [them] about doing the film, I’d been living in LA for about 3 years and had just come off my first film, which was also a music doc – Cure For Pain: The Mark Sandman Story. The project was just a good fit all the way around, and Wolf gave me the opportunity to make it happen.
2. How did you decide which artists you wanted involved with the project?
I wanted the extended Stones Throw family to help tell the story but also wanted to include more mainstream artists who have been touch by Stones Throw’s influence to illuminate its reach.
3. Who was your favorite artist to interview?
In no particular order, my favorite three interviews in the film, for different reasons, are Madlib, PBW & Kanye.
4. What’s one aspect of the project you wish you could have done differently?
Spent two days shooting DOOM. It just didn’t happen. I tried my damnedest.
5. Is there a lot of footage that didn’t make the cut that might find itself on a future release?
There is a lot of footage that didn’t make the cut, a tiny portion of which is on the DVD as a big extra. I have no idea what will become of the rest. It’ll likely spend a lot of time on an 8TB hard drive.
6. Which city/crowd do you feel enjoyed the documentary the most? LA?
Definitely LA. It’s a hometown/California story, first and foremost.
7. What’s next for you?
Working on a couple different projects at the moment. Good stuff in the works. Hit me at jeff.broadway @ gmail . com if you want to become an executive producer on what’s next.
All of you “music fans” who have yet to experience the greatness that is Stones Throw Records and its rock star roster must take the time to check out this documentary. And to help out one lucky reader, Brooklyn Radio is giving away a promo copy of the DVD to whoever gives the first correct response to this question: “Which Stones Throw artist started off as an intern for the label?”