Count Me In, is an exciting new movie that celebrates the deep passion of drumming; uncovering the joy and exhilaration of a life dedicated to driving the beat.
The film takes viewers on a journey with some of greatest, most respected players and personalities from the world of drumming. It explores their beginnings, influences and inspirations though conversation, concert footage, original content and concludes with a thrilling drum off. Count Me In beautifully communicates the energy, art and skill of the drummers who have shaped some of the most iconic music of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The men and women featured in Count Me In, come from a diverse range of backgrounds, including legendary players Roger Taylor, Stewart Copeland, Taylor Hawkins, Nick Mason, Chad Smith and Cindy Blackman Santana, who are joined by rising stars Emily Dolan Davies, Jess Bowen and Ben Thatcher. Included in the film are tributes to the vision, creativity and impact of drumming pioneers such as Ringo Starr, Charlie Watts, Keith Moon, John Bonham and Ginger Baker.
Directed by Mark Lo, who’s filmography includes The Railway Man and Belle, this movie shares the love and passion that takes drummers from banging on pots and pans as kids to playing on the world’s biggest stages. Talking about the film, Lo said: ‘I am very excited to be able to share the journey we took with these amazing players; celebrating the passion and joy of playing and communicating through drums.’
Producer John Giwa-Amu said, ‘Count Me In’s a film that brings some of the most talented musicians in the world together to create some genuine moments of magic.’
Drummers and non-drummers alike will enjoy the simple love of music that lies at the very core of Count Me In. ‘Easily one of the best docs I’ve seen in a very long time ~ HIGHLY recommend.’ Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson
Count Me In is available now on Netflix.