The Filmmakers


Robert Trujillo

Robert Trujillo, bass guitarist for the band Metallica, was born in Santa Monica, California and grew up in the surf and skate culture in and around the streets of Venice Beach. He attended Dick Groves School of Music in Los Angeles under the tutelage of Max Bennett.

Trujillo directed a handful of Infectious Grooves videos in the mid-nineties, while he was a member of the bands Suicidal Tendencies and Infectious Grooves. He recently collaborated with Titmouse Animation to create “‘Tallica Parking Lot” – a four-minute animated short, which includes cameo appearances by characters from South Park, Beavis and Butthead, and Metalocalypse. He was also a creative contributor to Metallica’s latest 3D, feature film, “Metallica: Through the Never,” and has several film projects in development.

Trujillo has always felt that Jaco broke down the walls and barriers that often confine styles of music, and that he brought a punk attitude to his performance and composition, which inspired so many musicians of every style and genre.

John Battsek

John has produced well over 30 feature documentaries as a founder of Passion Pictures, including Oscar winners “Searching for Sugar Man,” “One Day In September,” and many acclaimed titles such as “Restrepo” (Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner & Oscar-nominated, 2010), “The Tillman Story”, “In The Shadow of the Moon”, “Fire in Babylon”, “Sergio”, “My Kid Could Pain That”, “Stones in Exile”, “Project Nim” and many more.


Mr. Paul Marchand

Paul Marchand is an experienced documentary filmmaker. His editorial credits include Martin Scorsese’s upcoming documentary on The New York Review of Books & Chris Rock’s “Good Hair.” He was the Director of Photography on John Maringouin’s “Big River Man,” which won Best Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival.

Stephan Kijak

Stephen’s previous credits include “Stones in Exile”, commissioned by the Rolling Stones to tell the story of the making of their classic LP “Exile on Main Street,” and “Scott Walker – 30 Century Man”, a comprehensive look at the musical evolution of Scott Walker — #13 on Time Out London’s list of the 50 Greatest Music Films