Shut Up and Play the Piano

Piano virtuoso, serial collaborator and self-declared genius, Jason Beck is a singular gure on the music scene. Fully immersed in his outsized alter ego of Chilly Gonzales, the Canadian cult star blurs the lines between rapper and classical composer, performance artist and punk provocateur. Beck knows the promotional value of a contentious soundbite and a knowingly contrarian pose. Shut Up and Play the Piano is a polished snapshot of Beck's well-rehearsed shtick, as fast-moving and entertaining as the man himself. (Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter)

Director's Biography
Philipp Jedicke
Born in Kehl, Germany, in 1977, he has lived in Canada and France and is currently based in Cologne. He works as a freelance journalist and post-production manager for various television stations, film production companies, newspapers, magazines and websites. Focusing mainly on music and culture, his work has been featured on TV channels including WDR, ARTE, Deutsche Welle, SWR as well as in the Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Film Selection: Shut Up and Play the Piano (2018, doc)
European Panorama Documentary 2018
Philipp Jedicke
Germany / Great Britain 2018
82 minutes
English / French / German
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Philipp Jedicke
Cinematography Marcus Winterbauer, Marcel Kolvenbach

Editing Henk Drees, Carina Mergens
Sound/Sounddesign Ralf Weber
Music Chilly Gonzalez
With Chilly Gonzales, Peaches, Leslie Feist, Sibylle Berg, Jarvis Cocker, Kaiser Quartett, Joe Flory, Adam Traynor, Paul PM aka Mr. Maloke (Puppetmastaz), Raik Hölzel, Raz Ohara
Producer(s) Stephan Holl, Antoinette Köster, Chilly Gonzales, Melinda Cody
Rapid Eye Movies, Gentle Thread
Austrian Premiere
Rechte Österreich / Austrian Rights

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Berlinale 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere