Inside ‘Under the Electric Sky,’ the New Electric Daisy Carnival Documentary
By Scott T. Sterling
At this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, the snow-covered hills were alive with the sound of EDM beats, thanks to the new documentary, Under the Electric Sky.
This exclusive clip from Under the Electric Sky is the first scene from the doc to be revealed to the public, highlighting the massive crowds and bombastic productions values that typify the annual dance festival. Watch below.
The movie chronicles Las Vegas’ massive Electric Daisy Carnival through the eyes of various attendees, including a fan with scoliosis who attends in a wheelchair, a rowdy group of guys from Cape Cod known as “Wolfpack” and a free-loving “rave family” whose aspirations are aimed at group marriage. The different stories are told with the bombast of Electric Daisy Carnival raging around them, with one of the movie’s main subjects ending up onstage during Above and Beyond‘s celebratory set.
“I couldn’t be more excited,” said Pasquale Rotella, CEO of Insomniac Events, which has been producing Electric Daisy Carnival events since 1997. “I’ve never been to Sundance, and I don’t know if people were just blowing smoke, but they were saying they’d never seen a crowd reaction like we received at the screenings. People were really excited about seeing the movie. It was a good time, and I couldn’t have asked for anything more.”
“Man, they really got it,” added producer/DJ Kaskade, who created the original score for Under the Electric Sky and was present for the Sundance screenings. “I think there’s so many fans of the festival that they were excited to see what was gonna be on the screen. Even before the movie started, people were screaming, freaking out. When the lights dimmed, it was like a concert. It was amazing to watch a group of people see the movie for the first time — something that I’d worked so hard on — and have them appreciate it.”