Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Crumbles coming to a theater near you with music by Quetzal Flores

Award-winning director Akira Boch, together with his wife, production designer/editor Azusa Oda, directed an epic music video for the theme song to THE CRUMBLES movie, released on YouTube this week.

Follow video link: or click on image below:

The Crumbles Music Video

“The Crumbles” music video was inspired in large by the anti-nuclear message of the original Godzilla movie, and the nuclear reactor meltdown in Fukushima, Japan. The black and white images, filmed using a painstaking technique called stop-motion animation, give the video an exciting and dark character. Creating a video using the stop-motion technique was a nine month process well worth the effort. It’s a rare and unique treat to see a music video tied to an indie movie. The music was produced by Quetzal Flores, of the Grammy winning band Quetzal. The video features the movie’s cast members who depict supersized animated characters. THE CRUMBLESopens this Friday at the Laemmle’s Pasadena Playhouse 7 theater in Pasadena, CA, and continues with showings across the country on its “Awkward ‘n’ Awesome Tour” (see full calendar below).

THE CRUMBLES follows the ups and downs of the greatest band in the world... that no one's ever heard of.  This indie rock slice-of-life tragicomedy stars a talented up-and-coming, multi-racial cast including Teresa Michelle Lee (Elisa), Katie Hipol (Darla) and Jeff Torres (Dante), whose performances have been called “memorable and spirited” by the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival.  The film is set in Echo Park, one of LA’s oldest and most eclectic neighborhoods, with a population made up of working class Latinos, hipsters, and artists of all stripes.  The odd mixture of people and cultures creates a funky and flavorful milieu, where the characters in THE CRUMBLES fit right in.

Please contact publicist Veronica Gonzalez at with media requests. Download press kit at
 Soundtrack available on iTunes:


Laemmle’s Pasadena Playhouse 7
Starts Friday, April 26 – May 2nd, (Shows daily at 1:10, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30 & 9:55 pm)
Tickets: General $11.00, Child $8.00, Senior $8.00, Bargain Price $8.00 (M-F before 6pm & Sat-Sun before 2pm)
673 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91191

Pasadena Reception & Quetzal Performance
Zona Rosa Café
April 27th, 9 pm (after 7:30 pm screening at Laemmle’s Pasadena Playhouse 7)
15 South El Molino Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101 (1 block from Laemmle’s theater)

Seattle True Independent Film Festival
Grand Illusion Theater
May 5, 10:00 pm
Tickets: $8.00 General Admission, $50.00 All Access Pass)
1403 NE 50th Street, Seattle WA 98105

Roxie Theater
Co-presented by the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)

May 11 (Shows at 3pm, 5pm, 7pm & 9pm)
Tickets: General $10.00, Seniors $6.50
3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

18th Annual Chicago Asian American Showcase

Gene Siskel Theater
May 24th at 8:00pm & May 27th at 3:00pm
Tickets: General $11.00, Student $7.00, Members $6.00
164 N. State Street, Chicago, IL 60601

Anthology Film Archives
June 8 at 4pm
Tickets: General $10.00, Students/Seniors/Children $8.00, AFA Members $6.00
32 Second Ave, New York, NY 10003

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