Teacher/Rapper/Hero Mega Ran’s Journey Captured in New Documentary
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Hip-Hop, Gaming, Education Collide in Former Teacher’s Documentary Premiere
“Mega-Lo-Mania” Opens in August at Phoenix’s FilmBar
PHOENIX, AZ – A weekend tour by former educator turned indie rap hero Random, aka Mega Ran was the subject of a 30 minute documentary captured by filmmaker Michael Cardoza, but he got so much more than he bargained for when he agreed to ride along and film the rapper’s first 3 out-of-town shows with a live band.
“I saw so much more than a music tour… I saw friends, teammates..bound together by a mutual passion for music and for putting on a great show. They all have different personalities, and they all came together so perfectly over the weekend,” Cardoza says of the weekend trip.
Over that three days in February, Philadelphia-born Mega Ran and Phoenix, AZ band The Lo-Classics joined forces for “Mega-Lo-Mania,” a mini-tour that would span Tempe, AZ, Hollywood, CA and Las Vegas, NV. What ensued was sometimes amazing, sometimes chaotic, but always entertaining.
“I had a blast,” Ran says of the weekend tour. “It didn’t totally go as I’d expected, but I think that’s the best story to tell; that it won’t always work out 100% according to plan, and that making adjustments on the fly is such a big part of what we do. I love the way the documentary came out.”
The five man band most notably linked with Ran at a show-stealing performance in Seattle, WA in 2013 at PAX (Penny Arcade Expo), playing for over 2500 people in a packed room at The Paramount Theater. Since then, they’ve played shows with acts like Talib Kweli, Ryan Leslie, Pusha T, Phife Dawg (of A Tribe Called Quest), The Protomen and many more.
“Mega-Lo-Mania,” The 30-minute documentary film, will make it’s Arizona premiere at FilmBar, an award winning wine bar and movie theater in central Phoenix. The first showtime will be Friday, August 22 at 7PM. DVD versions of the documentary will be available that day, and online Monday, August 25.
Stay tuned to megaran.com or thefilmbarphx.com for more information.
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