Episode 74: A Band Called Death with Jeff Howlett (Part 1)

Jeff Howlett talks about the passion and ideals that have lead him through a life of creativity in the form of music, photography, and film, alongside a career in I.T.  He’ll talk about directing the wildly successful 2013 documentary, A Band Called Death. He’ll also discuss his current passion: wetplate collodion photography. Also called tintype, it is made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and dates back to the mid-1800s.

Jeff Howlett was born in Florida, and spent years in Virginia and Vermont where he played in punk bands and worked for Burton Snowboards. He now lives in Rock Hill, South Carolina where he pursues his passion for tintype photography.

A Band Called Death, the documentary Jeff co-directed about 3 african-american brothers who recorded a groundbreaking proto-punk record that remained undiscovered for 35 years has achieved global success. It has a rating of 94% on reviewaggregator, RottenTomoatoes.com and was featured in Vulture.com’s list of best music documentaries of all time.

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 A Band Called Death