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The Silent Comedy Debut ‘I Am Alright’ Documentary at Oceanside Film Festival

Brothers Joshua and Jeremiah Zimmerman are very pleased to announce the premiere of their new film, ‘I Am Alright,’ at the Oceanside Film Festival.



The Silent Comedy, photo by The Joelsons

The Silent Comedy, Brothers Joshua and Jeremiah Zimmerman, are very pleased to announce the premiere of their new film, I Am Alright, at the Oceanside Film Festival. More screenings will be announced soon. The film documents the process behind the creation of the LP Enemies Multiply, set to be reissued via Artist Labs on 04.14.23.

The Silent Comedy craft rough-hewn, expansive American rock & roll that channels the blues, Honky-Tonk, and punk. Through grit and passion, the brothers grew their band, self-releasing a series of albums, selling thousands and streaming millions. Born of a rough patch in the brothers’ personal and professional lives, their 2018 release Enemies Multiply – produced by Chris “Frenchie” Smith (…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, The Darkness) – marked a breakthrough in their sound. Yet it was too personal, too raw, and by the end of recording, Joshua found himself struggling with an acute mental health crisis. After a tour of Europe, the band took a hiatus and largely stepped away from music.

The Silent Comedy ‘I Am Alright’ documentary still

The Silent Comedy ‘I Am Alright’ documentary still

With most records, the listener never really gets to see the process behind its creation. For the re-release of Enemies Multiply, the brothers decided to lean on their visual storytelling abilities – and their partnership with award-winning director Krista Liney (veteran of music projects featuring, among others, Justin Bieber, Kris Kristofferson and Dierks Bentley as well as Emmy nominations and an NAACP Image Award win for documentary content) – to create a companion film titled I Am Alright. Making its world premiere at the Oceanside International Film Festival, the film follows the band’s journey from euphoric highs to devastating lows, giving the viewer an unfiltered look at the realities of life as a touring band and dangers of pursuing your dreams at all costs.

Joshua explains:

“We haven’t felt comfortable sharing this very personal untold, story until now. We made a film to dig into the journey of the band and what led to us walking away from it for a number of years. Sad to say, that story isn’t unique and has a great deal to do with the larger narratives of mental health and the state of the music industry. It is a cathartic watch for anyone who has been in a band, and a starkly honest view of that life for anyone who hasn’t experienced it first-hand. This story and chapter in our lives is deeply personal and painful for each member of the band in unique ways, but it has been healing for us to revisit it and lay it all out in a very candid way.”

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