IMDb Synopsis: ‘Born To Ruin’ follows Toronto-based band, Wildlife, as they record their sophomore album, ‘On the Heart.’ Recorded and mixed in Bridgeport, Connecticut with legendary producer Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Local Natives,) with additional recording in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with Gus Van Go (Hollerado, The Stills, Rah Rah.) The film is a candid and sincere look at life in the studio: writing, jamming, boredom, drinking, laughing, fighting, and celebrating. An incredibly honest view into the lives of five best friends, as they try to write and record an album to lift them beyond the Toronto indie rock scene. Nothing censored. Nothing off-limits. Shot by Brendan McCarney over 3 months, and edited by Mike Gillespie, ‘Born To Ruin’ will inevitably change the common perception of life in a music studio.
Reviews & Press
Review – Flick Hunter : http://flickhunter.blogspot.ca/2014/10/reel-indie-film-fest-review-born-to-ruin.html
Review – exclaim! : http://exclaim.ca/music/article/born_to_ruin-directed_by_brendan_mccarney
Review – Toronto Film Scene : http://thetfs.ca/2014/06/13/nxne-2014-review-born-ruin/
Review – Next Projection: http://nextprojection.com/2014/10/14/reel-indie-film-festival-born-ruin-review/
Review – Dorkshelf : http://dorkshelf.com/2014/10/14/riff-2014-born-to-ruin-review/
NXNE Screening Photo Gallery – https://www.flickr.com/photos/125321682@N07/sets/72157645214742635/with/14440903325/