All I Can Say

World Premiere

USA | 102 MINUTES | English | English subtitles


Shannon Hoon, the lead singer of alt rock band Blind Melon, used a Hi-8 video camera to film himself from 1990 to 1995. Until the day he died, his camera was both his diary and his closest confidant. Grammy-award winning director Danny Clinch, along with Taryn Gould, Colleen Hennessy, and Hoon himself, create a window into the late singer’s state of mind with this meticulously documented, intimate account of the frontman's family, his creative process, his band’s rise to fame, and his struggle with addiction.

We see how for this group, success manifested as an endless series of hotel rooms, live shows, and intrusive interviews—all of which took the bandmates further away from their loved ones. Featuring a nostalgic dive into their back catalog, it’s easy to see the soulful talent that made Blind Melon shine. The film is both an archive of 90s politics and culture, and a philosophical study of fame, inviting the viewer to contemplate the price tag of success.

—Lucy Mukerjee


Danny Clinch is a film director and photographer who has received three Grammy® nominations in long-form video. Taryn Gould film work has been shortlisted for the Academy Awards® and premiered at Sundance. Colleen Hennessy is a director and editor of documentary film, and an archivist of American music.
Shawna Kaser