Pirate Radio USA

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Pirate Radio USA
Cover art for the dvd of Pirate Radio USA
Pirate Radio USA cover art
Directed by Jeff Pearson
Produced by Mary Jones
Written by Jeff Pearson
Narrated by Jeff Pearson
Cinematography Mary Jones
Jeff Pearson
Edited by Dex Manley
Production
company
Deface the Nation Films
Distributed by B-side Entertainment
Release dates
  • March 22, 2006 (2006-03-22) (Bermuda)
  • July 31, 2006 (2006-07-31) (United States)
Running time 84 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Pirate Radio USA is a 2006 documentary film written and directed by Jeff Pearson, with musical director Mary Jones. Its running time is 82 minutes in length.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Summary[edit]

The film showcases illegal radio, or pirate radio in America. DJ’s Him and Her (Pearson and Jones respectively) travel throughout the country meeting and interviewing radio pirates, taking action against the FCC and the World Trade Organization's 1999 Seattle conference.[1]

Production[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

As well as starring in the film, Mary Jones was also the music director. The soundtrack featured songs from Jello Biafra and Utah Phillips.

Release[edit]

While using low-budget and basic filming technology, this film was a success internationally, and was shown at the Bermuda International Film Festival,[8] the Victoria Independent Film Video Festival, and the Austin Film Festival.[8] It also won "Most Original Documentary" at the Wine Country Film Festival[8] and "Best Feature-Judges Award" at the Zion Independent Film Festival.[9]

Cast[edit]

  • Jeff Pearson, DJ Him
  • Mary Jones, DJ Her
  • Stephen Dunifer, himself
  • Mark Alan, himself
  • Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, himself
  • Pam Hairston, lawyer, FCC Compliance and Information Bureau
  • Petri Dish
  • DJ Realtime
  • DJ Sara Zia

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pearson, Jeff (2006). "Director’s Statement". pirateradiousa.com. Archived from the original on October 10, 2008.  Query Wayback Bibalex Wayback WebCite Wikiwix
  2. ^ Salvo, Morgan P. (February 6, 2008). "Air-Power to the People: Pirate Radio USA gives media to the masses". The Source Weekly (Bend, Oregon: Aaron Switzer). Archived from the original on 2011-05-13. Retrieved April 27, 2011.  Query Wayback Bibalex Wayback WebCite Wikiwix
  3. ^ Williams, Cole (February 2009). Theodore, Hamm, ed. "Radio: Live Transmission?". The Brooklyn Rail (Brooklyn, New York: Phong Bui). ISSN 2157-2151. OCLC 49309197. Archived from the original on 2011-05-13. Retrieved April 27, 2011.  Query Wayback Bibalex Wayback WebCite Wikiwix
  4. ^ Parrish, Geov (October 25, 2007). "Chew Swallow Digest". Eat the state! (Seattle, Washington: Pacific Pub.). OCLC 35659669. Archived from the original on August 27, 2008. Retrieved April 30, 2011. 
  5. ^ "2006 Filmmakers - WHFF". woodsholefilmfestival.org. Woods Hole Film Festival. 2006. Archived from the original on 2011-05-13. Retrieved April 30, 2011. 
  6. ^ Acosta, Belinda (October 20, 2006). "Previewing the 12th Austin Film Festival". The Austin Chronicle (Austin, Texas: Nick Barbaro). ISSN 1074-0740. OCLC 8620367. Archived from the original on September 5, 2008. Retrieved April 30, 2011. 
  7. ^ Austin, Buck (June 2007). "Pirate Radio USA (DVD)". ALARM Magazine (Chicago, Illinois: Chris Force). ISSN 1555-8819. OCLC 56767856. Archived from the original on October 15, 2008. Retrieved April 30, 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c "Pirate Radio USA". pirateradiousa.com. 2006. Archived from the original on March 8, 2009.  Query Wayback Bibalex Wayback WebCite Wikiwix
  9. ^ "Official Selections for the Zion Independent Film Festival 2006-2007". zionfilmfestival.com. Zion Independent Film Festival. 2007. Archived from the original on October 10, 2007.  Query Wayback Bibalex Wayback WebCite Wikiwix

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