Jared Leto is a man of many hats. He’s currently garnering Oscar buzz for his portrayal of a transsexual, Aids patient in the true-life drama “Dallas Buyers Club”. On top of that he’s the front man of a pretty popular band “Thirty Seconds to Mars”.
Back in 2008 when “Thirty Seconds to Mars” were heading into the studio to record the bands third album, they found out they were being sued for $30 million dollars by their record company, EMI. At the time Leto was behind the camera with intentions to make a promotional video for the forthcoming album… but it ended up becoming a documentary about the bands legal troubles. You can view the trailer for “Artifact” below”:
“Artifact” won audience awards at both Gotham and TIFF. If you’d to find out more about the documentary, you can read the official synopsis below:
“Telling harsh truths about the modern music business, Artifact gives intimate access to singer/actor Jared Leto and his band Thirty Seconds to Mars as they battle their label in a brutal lawsuit and record their album This Is War. The film is a true artifact of our times, as its subjects struggle with big questions over art, money and integrity.”
The film is slated to be released on VOD platforms on December 3, 2013.