Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
Steve Austin, the mastermind of the extreme experimental metal band Today Is The Day, is one of underground music’s most unique people. His genius, creativity and talent have reached legendary and propelled him to iconic status with fans. Therefore, it is only fitting that someone would have the good sense to take a look at Steve Austin‘s nearly three-decade-long career as a musician, producer, artist, and what have you. Director and filmmaker Anthony Short is that someone.
He recently spent two years following Austin around the U.S. while on tour, listening to Austin’s inner thoughts and questions about life, like a fly on the wall. That perspective is what you get, along with Steve’s own first-person narration in ‘The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself’ documentary.
The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself was selected to screen at the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema in Nice, France, an offshoot of the world-famous Cannes Film Festival. It will be taking place from May 13th through 20th and Anthony Short has been nominated for a Best Director award for the film.
Director Anthony Short has maintained a full-time career in the film/video entertainment world since the turn of this century. In that time, he has developed diverse sets of skills that include the ability to produce feature films, broadcast television, and national commercials. He has also been heavily involved in conceptualization and pre-production on several successful projects. His résumé includes credits as a sound engineer, composer, production manager, producer, and more, including Showtime’s popular series Homeland and much more.
The partnership of Steve Austin and Anthony Short should make for one hell of an interesting documentary and visual presentation. View a brief trailer below for The Man Who Loves To Hurt Himself, and then visit this location while you prepare for the arrival of this monumental cinematic undertaking.