FINDING KRAFTLAND, an off-beat documentary on the passions and adventures of film music agent, Richard Kraft and his teenage son, Nicky, has been selected to make its World Premiere at the 2007 Santa Barbara International Film Festival on Saturday, January 27.
FINDING KRAFTLAND was written and directed by Richard Kraft and Adam Shell and features interviews with such composers as Christophe Beck, Jon Brion, Danny Elfman, Alan Menken, John Ottman, Trevor Rabin, Graeme Revell and Marc Shaiman. It is hosted by Stacey Aswad.
The logline for this comedic documentary is, "After the death of his brother, a Hollywood film music agent drags his son through an obsessive quest to recapture his own childhood through a globetrotting trek riding hundreds of roller coasters, collecting thousands of toys and transforming their home into "Kraftland," a shrine to Disneyland and American Consumer Culture. A love story between father and son emerges via an almost maniacal pursuit of happiness."
The film explores Richard Kraft's journey from film music fan and soundtrack collector to becoming a top agent with one of his first clients, Jerry Goldsmith.
FINDING KRAFTLAND will be one of 22 features making their world debuts at the 22nd annual event. Others include George Kinckenlooper's FACTORY GIRL, Michael Apted's AMAZING GRACE, and Joel Schumacher's THE NUMBER 23. The festival will also be honoring Will Smith, Bill Condon, Helen Mirren, Forest Whitaker and Al Gore.