The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself, the powerful documentary film about TODAY IS THE DAY’s Steve Austin, will see official release through global entertainment distribution operation Gravitas Ventures on August 28th. Advancing its release, a new clip from the film has been issued through an exclusive premiere at Decibel Magazine, as the band makes their way home from their tour surrounding their set at Psycho Las Vegas.
Directed and filmed by Anthony Short, The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself is not your typical music documentary, but rather a film that focuses on the story of the iconic Steve Austin himself, and what it means to express yourself on an existential level no matter what the cost. The trailer for this film on YouTube had over twenty-thousand hits within three months of being posted and has received a wide array of awards through its screenings at various international film festivals over the past year.
With the new clip of the film, Decibel Magazine’s write-up offers, “TODAY IS THE DAY’s Steve Austin has carved out a niche in extreme music, earning a reputation for experimental and challenging works (like the Decibel Hall Of Fame-inducted album Temple Of The Morning Star). Though the music and art he makes is often abrasive and violent, the Steve Austin shown in the documentary is reserved and thoughtful in the year’s worth of interviews that make up The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself, a revealing new documentary on the artist.”
See the new The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself clip at Decibel Magazine RIGHT HERE.
Gravitas Ventures will release The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself on DVD and across all video on demand and digital platforms beginning on August 28th, 2018. Preorders for The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself can be placed at iTunes HERE. Target has preorders for the DVD HERE and Blu-ray HERE, Barnes & Noble DVD preorders HERE and Blu-ray HERE. See the initial trailer for the film at THIS LOCATION.
Having just completed a US tour surrounding their performance at Psycho Las Vegas, TODAY IS THE DAY is making their way home to complete the process of their impending eleventh studio full-length to be released through The End Records.
Steve Austin, whose noise-laden, experimental, and fiercely aggressive musical output over two decades has served as testimony, touched hearts and myriad troubled lives. Not many people can say they have so fully dedicated themselves to what they love and believe as Steve Austin has. To many, he defines the word “legend.” The loose but subdued methodical subtlety of the movie stands in sharp contrast to an artist known in the worldwide underground of extreme music for abrasive, loud, chaotic spectacle and neo-violent imagery through a slow, brooding and emotional ninety-three minutes that covers a year of conversations and ride-a-longs with the casual aesthetic of natural conversation supported by raw grainy fan shot footage, old pictures, personal home videos, career spanning amulets, in a self-examination of the psyche of a modern-day “madman” and “master.”
Ride along as Austin’s first-person account brings balance to these opposing forces, reckoning and stretching himself from the drive to create his musical vision, engaging and performing intense shows around the world, to being home with his wife and children. How one near-death experience led him to connect with the love of his life and begin the transition, fulfilling his destiny as a loving family man while completing his mission to bring relief his followers, and overcome being the man who loves to hurt himself.
Stand by for further TODAY IS THE DAY updates in the weeks ahead.
The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself Film Festivals/Awards List:
Nice International Film Festival 2017
- Official Selection· Nominated Best Director· Nominated Best New Filmmaker
Berlin International Film Festival 2017
- Official Selection· Nominated Best Documentary· Nominated Best Director· Nominated Scientific & Educational Award
Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival 2017
- Official Selection· WINNER Honorable Mention
Lausanne Underground Music & Film Festival 2017
- Official Selection
Seneca Film Festival 2017
- Official Selection
- Official Selection· WINNER Best Film
London Lift-Off Film Festival 2017
- Special Screening
2017 Lift-Off Season Awards
- Nominated Best Documentary· Nominated Best Director · Nominated Best Music Score· Nominated Best Post Production