How To Grow A Band (2012)

How To Grow A Band
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 28mins.
Genres Documentary, Music
Keywords musician
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Ruth Oxenberg Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Bert Keely Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Daniel Algrant Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Mark Meatto Producer n/a 3 3000002
Tim Farrell Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Mark Meatto Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Richard Bock Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000001
Purcell Carson Editor n/a 172 7000002
Mark Meatto Editor n/a 172 7000001
Michael Bohlmann Producer n/a 3 3000001
Mark Meatto Director n/a 2 2000001
Greg Garrison Actor Himself 1 1000005
Noam Pikelny Actor Himself 1 1000004
Chris Eldridge Actor Himself 1 1000003
Gabe Witcher Actor Himself 1 1000002
Paul Kowert Actor Himself 1 1000006
John Paul Jones Actor Himself 1 1000007
Sara Watkins Actor Herself 1 1000010
Edgar Meyer Actor Himself 1 1000009
Yo-Yo Ma Actor Himself 1 1000008
Chris Thile Actor Himself 1 1000001
Synopsis
Shot with uncommon access, the film explores the tensions between individual talents and group identity, art and commerce, and innocence and wisdom during the genesis of the Punch Brothers Band. 26-year-old Chris Thile arrives at a crossroads when his platinum-selling bluegrass band, Nickel Creek, goes on "indefinite hiatus." But Thile, a perfectionist prodigy who has defied expectations since he picked up the mandolin at age five, has a plan to recruit some of the nation's best musicians and challenge the very foundations of bluegrass music. The film follows him every step of the way as he puts that plan into action.