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Episode 3: Colleen Griffen: Filmmaking & her mockumentary, "boyband"

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The five fictitious members of Colleen Griffen's mockumentary titled "boyband" are each distinct identities drawn from amalgamations of pop stars everyone knows. Lance, Chad, Preston, Yancy and Shaun rock less facial hair but just as much naiveté as the members of Spinal Tap, though their Harrison, Illinois curfew probably means THIS boyband never goes to eleven (but maybe 10:55 if all the lights are green).

Writer/producer/director Griffen tells Christine Wolf how she came up with the idea for boyband, how crowdfunding sources like Kickstarter could turn boyband's 22-webisode dream into reality, how One Direction's likely to poach a boyband member, and how the phrase "no big shakes" keeps Griffen and her husband, director Joe Chappelle (The Wire, Chicago Fire), anchored in Evanston, Illinois. 

This episode was recorded in an incredible room generously donated by The Studios at SPACE on 4/14/15. With its wide array of vintage and premium gear, The Studios at SPACE may be the perfect setting for your next recording project.  Tucked away behind SPACE’s bustling live concert venue, the studios offer a uniquely inspiring environment for tracking, production, and mixing.  Please contact eric@evanstonspace.com to discuss your next project.