An EyeSteelFilm

in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada

Mila Aung-Thwin

Producers (NFB)
Kat Baulu
Germaine Ying-Gee Wong

Executive Producers
Daniel Cross
Mila Aung-Thwin

Executive Producers (NFB)
Ravida Din
Sally Bochner

Cinematographer & Associate Director
Mark Ellam

Tony Asimakopoulos
Brett Gaylor

Written & Directed by
Brett Gaylor

Gregg Gillis
Mary Beth Peters
Cory Doctorow
Lawrence Lessig
Dan O’Neill
The Gillis Family
Mark Hosler
Charlie Angus
David Greubel
Elisa Greubel
RaeJ Schwartz
Patti Santangelo
Don Smith
Robert Crane
Jammie Thomas
Amp Live
Bruce Lehman
Sany Pitbull
DJ Marlboro
Gilberto Gil
The students of
Pensando Juntos

Société de développement des entreprises culturelles du Québec
Programme d’aide aux jeunes créateurs

Crédit d’impot cinéma et télévision – Gestion SODEC

Quebec logo

The Canadian Film and Video Production Tax Credit
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Produced with the financial participation of



And with excerpts from “Basement Tapes”, supported by The Canada Council For The Arts

Produced in association with


Executives for Documentary
Michael Burns
Bruce Cowley


An Astral Media Network

Director, Original Programming
Sylvie de Bellefeuille

Associate Producer
Brett Gaylor

Development Producer
John Christou

Production Manager
Halima Ouardiri

Project Administrator
Anuj Khosla

Business Affairs
Bob Moore
John Christou

Additional Camera
Zacharie Fay
Mila Aung-Thwin
Brett Gaylor
Stefan Hess
Robin McKenna
James Larden
Alec Matthewson
Barry Stone

Location Sound
Brett Gaylor
Mila Aung-Thwin
Kyle Stanfield
Pablo Villegas
Richard Aylsworth

Featured Music
Girl Talk
Olivier Alary (O-Ensemble)
DJ Food
Amp Live
Amon Tobin

Original Music
Olivier Alary

Post Production Supervisor
Gary Evans

Post Production Coordinator
Michael MK Siu
Steve Halle (NFB)
Marysol Moran (NFB)
Brigitte Sénéchal (NFB)

Digital Editing Supervisor (NFB)
Danielle Raymond

Production Co-ordinator (NFB)
Sia Koukoulas

Supervising Sound Editor
Cory Rizos

Sound Designer
Kyle Stanfield

Re-recording Mixer
Cory Rizos

Additional Re-recording Masher
Gavin Fernandes, CAS

Voice Direction
Thor Bishopric

Studio Voice Recording
Chris Leon

Foley Artist
Alexis Farand

Foley Recordist
Eric Lagacé

Additional sound recording
Ryan Flynn
Jason Milligan
Ben Lazard
Kenny Bean

Editing consultants
Daniel Cross
Mark Ellam

Online Editor
Yannick Carrier

Francis Hanneman
Omar Majeed
Conor Higgins
Darren Pasemko
Kent Hugo
Brett Gaylor

James Braithwaite

Assistant Editors
Ryan Mullins
Brett Story
Drew Williamson
Conor Higgins
MK Siu

Rights Supervisor
Bob Moore

Rights Clearance Consultant
Elizabeth Klinck

Legal Consultant
David Fewer (CIPPIC)

Legal Affairs
Dean Chenoy (Heenan Blaikie)
Dominique Aubry (NFB)

Drew Williamson
Kirwan Cox
Rob Maguire
Daniela Broitman

Marisa Berry
Alex Costa

Unit Administrators (NFB)
Dan Emery
Nickie Merulla

Marketing Manager (NFB)
Moira Keigher

Production Trainee
Melisa Forero

Foreign Units

Daniela Broitman – Production Manager
Taisa Mattos – Production Co-ordinator
Luis Antonio Silveira – Production

Dave Merchant – Audio
Joel Gonzalez – Presentation
John Scates – Dolly Grip
Mike Starobin – Lighting

Jonathan Chang
Lixin Fan

Ursula Henzl

Genevieve Danforth

Robert Paquin
Robert Gray

Jessica Mayne
Edmund Duff
Cherine Benjelloun
Jon Cohen
Meghan Maike
Jimmy Medellin

Special Thanks
Shelley Baart
Kirsten + Laurence Gaylor
Genevieve Danforth
Xavier + Skylar Aung-Thwin
Nathaniel + Gabriel Spencer-Cross
Milena Collot
Robin McKenna
The Gillis Family

The filmmakers wish to thank

Philippa Lawson
David Fewer
Michael Geist
Tina Piper
Remy Khouzam
Dean Chenoy
Peter Wintonick
Francine Pelletier
Terry McBride
John Oswald
Bob Culbert
Cynthia Knight
Merrily Weisbord
Michael Burns
Sarah Whitehouse
Sean Farnel
Vincent Guzzo
Marlene Jennings
Neil Leyton
Claude Chamberlan
Loaded Pictures
Guerrilla News Network
Toronto Documentary Forum
Banff Television Festival
North By Northeast
Montreal International Jazz Festival
Blue Skies Turn Black
Club Lambi
Pop Montreal
Kodak Canada
Main Film
Mark Morgenstern
Elaine Edalfo
Mike Linksvayer
Joi Itto
Eric Steur
Victor Stone
Fred von Lohmann
Michael Weiss
The Grogg Shop
Andrew Strasser
Ray Beckerman
Lance Weiler
The Wexner Center for the Arts
Paris Hilton
Anthony Falzone
Pat Aufderheide
The Farbman Family
Sam Hunt
Kasey Price
Philo T. Farnsworth
Don Joyce
Allied Media Conference
Stanford University
South By Southwest
Kenneth McGraw
Mike Doyle
Matt Dinkel
Jon Nelson
Jordan Glass
Brian Toder
Charles Mudd
Diana Ingraham
Anthony Falzone
Adriana Pittigliani
Claudio Prado
Pensando Juntos
Nos de Morro
Hermano Vianna
DJ Woody
MC Gringo
MC Marcelly
Nerry Blow
Leandro HBL

Wei Zhang
Wang Shuibo
Chunyan Wang
DJ Food
Freelance Hellraiser
Cartel Communique
Mark Viddler
Sarah Bowden
Eddy Temple-Morris
Eric Kleptone

Audio Samples
“Raiding The 20th Century” by DJ Food
“Origin and Theory of the Tape Cut Ups –
Naropa Institute, April 20, 1976.” by William S Burroughs
“Girl Talk – live @ Grogg Shop February 2007”
“Girl Talk – live @ Wexner Center February 2007”
“Girl Talk – live @ Lambi November 2006”
“Girl Talk – live @ SXSW March 2007”
“Sue Teller Mashes It Up”   Mountain Dew viral video
“Touch 2 Feel”, “Peak Out”, “Once Again”, “Give and Go”,
“Bounce That”, “Play Your Part (Pt 2)”   by Girl Talk
“Chumbo Quente” by Bonde Do Ratão
“Radio, Radio” by Elvis Costello
“Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin
“Interview 1” by Muddy Waters and Alan Lomax
“You Need Love” by Muddy Waters
“This May Be The Last Time” by The Staples Singers
“The Last Time” by The Rolling Stones
“The Last Time” by Andrew Oldham Orchestra
“Bittersweet Symphony” by The Verve
“I Fought The Law” by Green Day (Pepsi iTunes commercial)
“Over The Edge Radio”, “The Letter U and The Numeral 2”, “Guns” by Negativland
“Imagine” by RX
“Mickey Mouse Club Theme Song” by Jimmie Dodd
“Steamboat Bill” by Arthur Collins, performer
“The Son and Daughter of Mickey Mouse”, “I Always Get What I Want” by Dan O’Neill
“Buddy Can You Spare a Dime” by Dan O”Neill (Performance)
“The Star Spangled Banner” by US Marines Marching Band (Performance)
“Jamie’s Playlist of Shame” by Etherworks
“Nude” by Radiohead
‘Nudez Remix” by Amp Live
“Nude – Yann Frip Remix” by Yann Fripp
“Nude – Abrasion Remix” by Abrasion
“Weird Fishez” by Amp Live
“22-Prelude and Fugue No.11 in F Major”
by Johann Sebastian Bach
from the album “Book 1 CD1 Well-Tempered Clavier”
by Daniel Ben Pienaar, courtesy of
“Favela on Blast (excerpt)” by Diplo
“Sany Pitbull live in Lapa” by Sany Pitbull
“Nova” by Amon Tobin, courtesy of Ninja Tune
“Video Tapes” by Amp Live

Video Samples
“Bert and Ernie tries Gangsta-Rap” by stianhafstad
“BARACKY II” by Humanitainment
“The Grey Video” by ???
“” by Dylan Verdi
Six Billion Others” by Vann Arthus Betrand
“Welcome to St. Clair” by Chris Weagel
“Hover” by Bottom Union
“Light Shopping, Moving Beijing, Sunday is Boring” by Etherworks
“Raiding The 20th Century” by Dizzywizard
“Girl Talk ‘Touch2Feel” by Frank Musarra
“Girl Talk Video” by Bitchcraft
“Bush and Blair:Read my Lips” by Atmo
“Remix Culture 1 and 2” by rc4rdo
“No Business” by James Gladman and Negativland.
“Girl Talk Rotoscoped” by students of COMS 274, Concordia University
“Olio” by Egregious Films
“The Cut Ups” by William S Burroughs + Antony Balch
‘The ABCs of DADA” by Helmut Herbst
“Darth Blues” by Billy Faithfull
“Battleground” by Guerilla News Network
“The Jazz Fool, Cinderella, Where Walt Disney Cartoons Come From,
Alice’s Wonderland, Alice in Wonderland, Snow White, Pinocchio,
Fantasia, Modern Inventions, The Pet Store, Steamboat Willie,
Bambi, Robin Hood, The Little Mermaid, Mulan, Aladin”
by The Walt Disney Corporation
“King Kong (1933)” by Carl Denham
“Modern Times” by Charlie Chaplin
“Steamboat Bill” by Buster Keaton
“Air Pirates #1, #2” by The Air Pirates
“Drink It Up” by Negativland and Mike Cousino
“MLF Communique” by The MLF (from Co-Evolution Quarterly)
Dan O’Neill photos courtesy Clay Geerdes estate
“Joysticks Home Movies” by Richard Saporito
“U2: I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
(Special Edit Radio Mix)” by Negativland
“Sonic Outlaws” by Craig Baldwin
“Guns” by Peter Neville and Negativland.
“Learning To Communicate” by Jenny Carden and Negativland.
“Why Is This Commercial” by R Room and Negativland
“Untitled” by Jim Gladman
“Gimme The Mermaid” by Tim Maloney and Negativland
“extracts from The Ayahuasca Conversation” by Mark Ellam
“Chinese Disneyland” by Fuji TV
“HIV in Brazil” by Journeyman Productions
“CC Brazil” by Danny Passman
“Colbert Report – Remix feat Lawrence Lessig” and
“Colbert Report – RE REMIX ver1” by The Eclectic Method
“Charlie Rose by Samuel Beckett” by Andrew Filippone jr
“Copyright History Megamix”, “Copyright Vs Copyleft”
by Darren Pasemko
“Brett + The Internet” by Kent Hugo
“Muddy Waters” by Francis Hanneman
“Girl Talk biomedical” by Francis Hanneman

Excerpts from
CBS Evening News September 8th, 2003, Mar 2nd 2001, Mar 6th 2001
CNN Wolf Blitzer February 12th, 2001
CNN Newsnight May 15th, 2002
ABC News , April 28th 1989
NBC December 30th, 1980
WCCO October 4th, 2007
CPAC June 19th, 2008
CBC May 30th, 2007
Charlie Rose Show (PBS) May 12, 2000
Time Magazine – October 3rd, 2000
The New York Times – June 17th 1980
San Francisco Chronicle January20th 1987, Friday Mar 10th, 1972,
September 5th 1975, September 6th 1975, June 2nd 1979, June 3rd 1979,
February 6th 1980, July 11th 1972

No artists were hurt during the making of this film.

Produced by EyeSteelFilm

In co-production with the National Film Board of Canada



2008 Basement Tapes Productions Inc. / National Film Board of Canada