“Do Whatever You Want, All the Time,” is a new short documentary produced by WTMD and Human Being Productions, which gathers the diverse strands of Baltimore’s music community and presents them with a fresh perspective.
The film highlights Baltimore Club music, Americana, hip-hop, dream pop, jazz, indie rock and more. We hear from Dapper Dan Midas, the city’s first openly gay rapper, pioneering experimental musician Dan Deacon, guitar prodigy Lindsey Jordan of Snail Mail, rapper Shordie Shordie, indie rockers Wye Oak and many others. Beach House, one of Baltimore’s most popular bands, give their first video appearance in more than five years in this film. “Do Whatever You Want” also features rare live performance videos from Dan Deacon, Snail Mail, Wye Oak and others, as well as a soundtrack with music from more than a dozen Baltimore artists.
“I hope that people feel we did the scene justice,” says Cinematographer and Senior Editor at Human Being Productions Julia Golonka, who went to the same high school as Snail Mail’s Lindsey Jordan. “Growing up in Ellicott City, I’ve been listening to a lot of these artists for a while now. My Spotify Wrapped for last year was mostly the bands that are featured in the film. I just kept listening to them as I would edit. I hope the viewers feel inspired to do that too. This was a dream-come-true project.” Read more of Sam and Julia’s interview at Baltimore Magazine.