Documentary About Converge’s Jacob Bannon To Debut Next Week
The long-teased documentary centered around Converge frontman Jacob Bannon will debut online via Noisey on Tuesday, January 22nd. It will be titled “Rungs In A Ladder: Jacob Bannon” and was directed by Ian McFarland (Meshuggah, Fear Factory). According to the press release:
“Rungs in a Ladder” is the latest short form documentary by production team McFarland and Pecci. A meditation on life, art, and purpose, the film centers around Jacob Bannon, an accomplished visual artist and frontman for hardcore band Converge, a group that has been carving its own iconoclastic path through the extreme music landscape for over twenty years.
Bannon reflects on the formative events in his life as well as his continuing commitment to creation rather than destruction. A commitment that, he explains, is informed as much by anger as it is by survival. The documentary is a single continuous thought that sprawls in multiple directions but ultimately culminates in a sobering and uplifting statement of purpose.
Directed by Ian McFarland, “Rungs in the Ladder” is the latest in an ongoing series of documentaries by McFarland and Pecci profiling people carving a meaningful existence for themselves on the fringes of society. Celebrated filmmakers, the McFarland and Pecci team has been making incisive, thought provoking content for years. “Rungs in the Ladder” continues their own steadfast commitment to the will fill act of creation.