Ben deHoedt

Composer / Film Maker

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All Noises by the Police* is a visually arresting psychological portrait of the band told in their own words through archival footage & interviews: a surreal, dream-like collage of narration, recollection, image and music exhibiting a stylistic affinity with the work of Julien Temple and David Lynch. A working cut was completed in 2018, with the input of drummer and founding member Stewart Copeland and guitarist Andy Summers, which has been praised by film maker Jeff Krulik as “an impressive debut”. Ben's wish is to ensure all three band members are involved and give the project their blessing.

In researching this film, director Ben deHoedt conducted interviews with Copeland, Summers, Hugh Padgham (co-producer on “Ghost in the Machine”, “Synchronicity”) and C.P. Lee (from the Albertos Los Trios Paranoias, with whom the Police toured in their early years). Hundreds of unpublished photographs documenting the group were incorporated into the visual world of the film, with the collaboration of numerous professional photographers including Lawrence Impey and Duane Michals.

*as taken from the inner sleeve credits on "Reggatta de Blanc" (1979) and "Synchronicity" (1983), and serving as a mission statement for the documentary itself.