Angel Rent is the story of an artist who has gone on the road to escape the everyday pressures of living in New York City.
It’s also about a musician who finds his voice as an instrument, his voice amplified by the instrument.
The music and film is produced by Michael Haneke, a filmmaker with a background in documentary filmmaking.
The film was shot on location in Los Angeles.
We spoke with Michael about how the music was made, what the film’s story is, and the musical themes that the film is inspired by.
Angel Rent was shot over a period of five years and was shot with a combination of a large crew, mostly musicians, and an enormous amount of footage shot in the Los Angeles area.
“I wanted to capture a place that’s as beautiful and as raw as possible and as authentic,” Hanekel told The Verge.
“We’re not trying to be Hollywood or make a Hollywood movie.”
The film is loosely based on the life of Angel Rodriguez, a young artist who lived in Los Feliz and lived out his music in a garage in a suburb of Los Angeles that he called “the place that never sleeps.”
“I’m in a place I never thought I would be,” Rodriguez said in the film.
“In a place where I have to live like the king and the queen of the world, to live a normal life.”
He lived in the garage for five years, but he did not live out his dreams.
“It was like, ‘Oh, man, I wish I could do that.'”
The story starts when Rodriguez was a teenager, and he was working as a DJ at the club he called The Warehouse.
“The Warehouse was the place that only a few people ever went to, and everyone went there to party,” Hanes told The New York Times.
He became a member of the Warehouse’s crew, but that didn’t stop him from trying to make it big.
“When I was a kid, it was all about making money,” he told The Times.
“But I never had a real job.
I was always making my own music.
It was the most exciting thing I had ever done in my life.””
The Warehouse is where I first felt like I could be myself and be a star,” he said.
“My mom and my dad would be dancing with us, and they would sing to me, and I’d just be like, I can do this, I wanna be famous.”
He didn’t have a career.
“So I never did get a job,” he explained to The New Yorker.
There were only two things I could think of: work and money.”
In those days, you could go to a job and make more money than you did in your life, but it was also extremely hard to get a good job.
He made a living by dancing at the Warehouse and by recording music in his garage.
“You could never have a job at all,” he says in the documentary.
“I was doing this crazy thing for years, so I’m really trying to keep that in perspective,” Rodriguez told The Atlantic in 2013.
“That’s what I’m trying to say: I’m not trying too hard, I’m just trying to take my time, and try to find something I’m good at and just work on that.”
In the documentary, the band, which included fellow musician Jason Gourley, were trying to find their voice and find their identity, and it was a process that took them over five years.
“You’re not supposed to be in this place that you’re not meant to be, and you don’t really have a voice and a face,” Rodriguez explained to the magazine.
“And you never really do have a life.
You’re just doing whatever you’re doing.”
But they were able to find some joy in the music that they made, and some of that was the music.
“They were the most talented and the most honest and the nicest people that I’ve ever known, and their music was the best,” Rodriguez says in one scene.
“What I’m doing is so much better than what I was doing, I never even knew I was good.”
After the film was made and released in 2014, the music industry started to take notice, and producers and musicians began to produce and promote more music and films.
“When Angel Rent was released, there was a lot of interest in it,” said Hanes.
“There was a whole boom in the country music scene.
And then, the year after that, we had the success of The Sound of Music.
So there was definitely interest.
The people that were making money off of it were going out and getting their shit together and doing it.”
As a musician, Rodriguez found that he was not satisfied with his life.
He found his voice and was able to make a living doing what he loved.