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Snarky Puppy Family Dinner Volume Two

A concert film and documentary about the recording of a monumental album for the band, Snarky Puppy and guest artists from all over the world.

  • Andy LaViolette
  • Michael League
  • Michael League
  • Snarky Puppy
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Music Video
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 34 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    250,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Distribution Information
  • Universal Music Classics
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Andy LaViolette, Michael League

Andy LaViolette has co-directed several music documentaries over the past several years in collaboration with Michael League, the band-leader for the Grammy winning band, Snarky Puppy. League and LaViolette strive to show live music in new ways and have released videos on the web with several million views to fans all over the world. However, the duo reaches beyond performance-only videos by creating various styles of documentaries that show the real dedication and human connections it takes to record and document independently-created albums and motion pictures.

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Director Statement

The goal of Family Dinner Volume Two was to show the amazingly beautiful characteristics of the widely diverse guest artists who are featured in the live album. Mali, Stockholm, London, Canada, Brazil, NYC, L.A., and others make up the origins of some of the musicians who before this album, many had not met. Unique pairings of styles curated by the world-renowned musicianship of Michael League was something that needed to be documented and shared with both music enthusiasts and beyond. We wanted to be able to share this through the live music recordings, interviews, and candid acoustic performances behind the scenes.