Documentary Feature | 87 minutes

HIFF 2018


Directed by
Dava Whisenant

Produced by
Amanda Spain, Dava Whisenant, Susan Littenberg

Written by
Ozzy Inguanzo, Dava Whisenant

Steve Young, David Letterman, Martin Short, Chita Rivera, Sheldon Harnick, Susan Stroman, Jello Biafra

2018 | English | USA

As a writer for The Late Show with David Letterman, Steve Young waded through thousands of record bins in search of quirky albums to showcase on the recurring segment “Dave’s Record Collection.” Steve’s quest for offbeat records eventually brought him to the largely unknown world of “industrial musicals”: full productions put on by major companies to dazzle their employees during annual sales meetings. As Steve’s initial interest quickly morphs into a full-blown obsession, director Dava Whisenant follows him on his odyssey to speak to those who helped create these outrageous Broadway-style shows, while shedding hilarious light on the industry of corporate-sanctioned musicals.

> Winner of the 2018 SummerDocs Audience Award