Robert Trujillo has new directions… South by Southwest….
The 50-year-old Mexican American musician and Metallica bassist’s latest film project is headed to this year’s South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival.
JACO, co-written by Trujillo, will receive its world premiere at the Austin-based annual music, film, and interactive conference and festival.
JACO, the official documentary of Record Store Day in 2014, is the story of the extraordinary bassist Jaco Pastorius, who influenced Trujillo’s own music career. Pastorius changed the course of modern music through his work with Weather Report, Pat Metheny, Joni Mitchell and as a bandleader. Sony Legacy will be releasing the soundtrack
“We can get into a lot of the different levels in terms of composition and what he did for the instrument, but just the edge and attitude of the performance made me very excited about playing the bass,” recalls Trujillo. “That was one of the starting points. There was mystery and excitement to the instrument and this guy was taking it there.”
Trujillo previously appeared in the Metallica-centric film Metallica: Through The Never, Nimród Antal’s 3D concert-suspense film.
Meanwhile, Joaquim Castro and Eduardo Nazarian‘s look at Brazilian legend Dominguinhos; Christian Keller‘s scripted look at Mexican pop star Gloria Trevi, Gloria; and We Like It Like That, Mathew Ramirez Warren’s documentary on Latin boogaloo of the 1960s will also make appearances at the festival.
The SXSW Film Conference and Festival will be taking place March 13-21 festival in
The 22nd annual film festival includes 60 films from first-time filmmakers, 100 world premieres, 13 North American premieres and 11 U.S. premieres.