A documentary film of a Beastie Boys concert in Madison Square Garden in 2004 shot mainly by 50 fans on hand held Hi8 cameras has been submitted to
Sundance, with the hope that it can raise its profile on the film festival circuit before a spring release.
The film, entitled ‘Awesome: I Fuckin’ Shot That,’ was directed by Beastie Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch under his pseudonym Nathaniel Hornblower, and produced by
Oscilloscope films. “Pre-production was like three days,” said Yauch, who was apparently inspired in his low-res video/high-quality audio vision by
fans who posted video clips from their mobile phones on Beastie message boards.
Yauch said that none of the 50 cameras went missing in the filming process, adding “but granted, we took their driver’s licenses.”