Underground Inc: The Rise & Fall of Alternative Rock
“A film that captures and preserves a time in music that will forever be felt in sound, style, and inspiration…the ups and downs of the industry, and recognition to some talented bands and musicians who should have been heard.” – Joey Castillo – Queens Of The Stone Age / Danzig
“This film is a great look historically, from the inside, at what went down in the music world in the 90’s. A must see!!” – Kellii Scott – A Perfect Circle / Failure
“‘Underground Inc.’ takes me back to a time when music was real, raw and exciting…. a great time to be a musician.” – Louis Svitek – Ministry
After winning the SUFF Audience Choice award for his killer short Sleeping in Blood City in 2012, we’re proud to present the world premiere of Shaun Katz’s debut feature documentary Underground Inc. The film tells the blistering story of the rise and fall of the alternative rock scene, in the wake of Nirvana’s unprecedented success. Starting with its roots in the 80s underground punk, witness alt-rock’s meteoric rise to mainstream dominance and how it all came crashing down against a world of excess and greed. Told by the artists who pioneered a sonic sub-culture themselves, including members of White Zombie, Queens Of The Stone Age, Bad Religion, Ministry, Helmet, Steve Albini and many more, this rollicking doc relives the triumphs, tragedies and raucous energy of the time. This is the story is the music business colliding with some of the most important and overlooked musicians of the period - a must see for all serious music lovers!