A genuinely ground breaking audio-visual project of global dimensions – Daily Telegraph
Everyone knows we’re all one human family, trouble is it’s a dysfunctional one 1 Giant Leap, the concept band and media project which brought us the double Grammy nominated Unity in Diversity, returns with a brand new and unique music, TV and film project, What About Me?
On this visionary expedition, Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman visit over 50 locations worldwide,
exploring through music, the complexities of human nature on a global scale. Featuring an exquisite
assortment of collaborations, the production includes everyone from Noam Chomsky to Will Young,
Faithless front man Maxi Jazz to Tim Robbins and Billy Connolly to REM’s Michael Stipe. What About
Me? is the culmination of four years work by the dynamic duo of 1 Giant Leap.
The backbone of the project is the music these two make. Each masterpiece begins with a pre-composed backing track which then grows and develops as new layers are added. International stars like Alanis Morissette, KD Lang and Michael Franti along with Bedouin musicians, Chinese rappers, Gabonese Pygmies and Tuvan Throat singers are seamlessly mixed and incorporated into the original 1 Giant Leap musical vision.
The theme behind these words of wisdom and musical jewels explores our collective insanity – how we are ego driven, needy in relationships, insatiable in desire, addicted to status, wounded by childhood and unable to stop thinking, but how we still manage to be inspired and creative. What’s created here is an inspiring DVD that exists as an album of twelve short films each featuring a piece of music, a theme and a twelfth feature length film that plays them all continuously.
When Jamie and Duncan left on their global journey, they thought they were in control, but how could
they predict what would happen when they sought wisdom from the cream of the world’s thinkers,
writers and entertainers, as well as many people just getting on with their lives. Unscripted, with no
storyboard, these conversations reveal how we are connected not only through our creativity and our
beliefs but most of all through our madness. What About Me? is a poignant, emotional and entertaining
time capsule of humanity at its most inspirational.
“an amazing film by two genius filmmakers …” – Bono