Follow the band One Ring Zero from their literary beginnings as the Brooklyn house-band for McSweeney’s Publishing, through the recording of their culminating album which features lyrics written by an ensemble cast of award-winning authors. 'As Smart As They Are: The Author Project' explores the relationships between music and literature while painting a portrait of the small New York literary community that fostered the band.
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Joe Pacheco is a filmmaker and photographer. He produced and directed several short films including the documentaries “Heavyweights” and “Garden State Rock,” and has worked in broadcast television on productions ranging from PBS to MTV. His photographs have been exhibited in The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and featured in numerous publications including X-Ray Magazine, The Source and The Guardian (UK). As Smart As They Are: The Author Project is Joe Pacheco’s debut feature film. He lives in Brooklyn and shoots from the hip.