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Letters from a Porcupine


Letters from a Porcupine is a 1996 documentary style film made up of footage from the musical career of the alternative rock band Blind Melon including music videos, interviews, live performances and home movie footage. Several pieces of footage were filmed by Shannon Hoon and his own video recorder which he was said to have brought everywhere. It also contains unreleased music by the band.

Directed by Steve MacCorkle

Produced by Chris Jones

Starring - Shannon Hoon, Brad Smith, Christopher Thorn, Glen Graham, Rogers Stevens

Music by Blind Melon

Release Date - November 19, 1996

Running Time - 72 minutes

Copyright - Capital Records

All I Can Say



Shannon Hoon, lead singer of Blind Melon, filmed himself from 1990-95 with a Hi8 video camera given to him by his mother. His camera was a diary and his closest confidant. In the over 250+ hours of footage, Hoon meticulously documented his life, his family, his creative process, his television, his band’s rise to fame and his struggle with addiction. Created with his own footage, voice and music, this intimate autobiography is a prescient exploration of experience and memory in the age of video.

Directed by Shannon Hoon, Danny Clinch, Colleen Hennessy & Taryn Gould 

Produced by Danny Clinch, John Beug, Eric Eisner, Taryn Gould, Samuel Gursky, Shawna Kaszer, Ryan Kroft & Lindha Narvaez

Production Companies - Double E Pictures & Live Nation Productions

Starring - Shannon Hoon

Release Date - June 26, 2020

Running Time - 1h 42m

Copyright - Oscilloscope

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