Shannon Hoon, lead singer of Blind Melon, filmed himself from 1990-95 with a Hi8 video camera until his sudden death at the age of 28. His camera was a diary and his closest confidant. In the hundreds of hours of footage, Hoon meticulously documented his life – his family, his creative process, his band’s rise to fame and his struggle with addiction. He filmed his daughter’s birth and archived the politics and culture of the 90s, an era right before the internet changed the world.
Created with his own footage, voice and music, this intimate autobiography is a prescient exploration of experience and memory in the age of video. It is also Shannon Hoon’s last work, completed 23 years after his death.
Warning: This film contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.