Marco Collins Selected As Curator for SIFFâ€™s 'Face The Music' Programming
February 15, 2012 at 9:04 AM (PT)
The SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (SIFF) announced that music industry veteran MARCO COLLINS will act as curator for its "FACE THE MUSIC" programming. COLLINS will program a breadth of films spanning all genres of music in addition to helping raise the profile of music in film through musical performances, panel discussions, and special events.
COLLINS is currently a music programmer for SLACKER RADIO, a member of the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME and is considered one of the great tastemakers when it comes to breaking contemporary music. He is best known as the flagship DJ and MD at Alternative KNDD (107.7 THE END)/SEATTLE during the 1990’s grunge explosion, and was instrumental in breaking artists such as Beck, WEEZER, THE PRESIDENTS OF THE USA, FOO FIGHTERS, GARBAGE, and HARVEY DANGER. COLLINS also has worked as Director Of Music Programming for VH1 and at Alternative stations KYSR (98-7FM)/LOS ANGELES, XTRA-F (91X)/SAN DIEGO, and KWOD/SACRAMENTO.
"I am a huge fan of SIFF and I’m truly excited to be a part of the largest film festival in NORTH AMERICA," said COLLINS. "This role is a dream job for me as it will allow me to unite two of my biggest passions: music and film."
COLLINS’ inaugural work as curator was to co-produce the SEATTLE premier of the documentary "BOB AND THE MONSTER." The film chronicles the life of indie-rock hero BOB FORREST, from his days as front man of the band THELONIOUS MONSTER, through his life-threatening struggle with addiction to his triumph and transformation into one of the most influential addiction counselors in the US today.
You can reach COLLINS at firstname.lastname@example.org.