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All in the Music

All In the Music:

(INDE ROCK DRAMEDY - written as a starring vehicle for Marc Maron) A coming-of-age story about a female teenage bass player from Seattle whose journey to L.A. reveals the truth about her past.

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All In the Music

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Director: Richard Zelniker
Producer: Calle Nguyen Zelniker


Seattle: 1993-1994. An adopted 18-year-old bass player named NATALIE “PEPPERS” BELLMONT bounces from band to band trying to find her musical voice, when her adopted father gifts her a time capsule: an unpublished, and unfinished, autobiography. As “Peppers” immerses herself in the pages of this grand adventure, she discovers the life of a former-marine-turned-rock-manager named FRANK CARSON who nurtured a dozen or so Rock bands from 1975 up until a tragedy involving his lost soul of a daughter pulls him out of the scene. Disillusioned with what she considers to be the “sell-out” nature of so-called grunge music, she leaves for Los Angeles to track down this old timer now in his 70s living at the infamous Highland Gardens Hotel. FRANK is eventually won over by her enthusiasm for his past exploits and the two share with each other the music they love from their generations. Peppers eventually learns the mystery of her past and the mother she never knew she had.
ALL IN THE MUSIC is about how music binds us from one generation to the next, and is dedicated to the ones we lost too soon -- who sing with the angels; to the memory of Seattle’s own: Lynn Shelton; and for Taylor (Hawkins).  Rest In Power.  

(*Co-Written with Jason Slawson)

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