Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ondi Timoner
Produced by Ondi Timoner
Written by Ondi Timoner
Starring Anton Newcombe
Courtney Taylor-Taylor
Joel Gion
Cinematography Vasco Nunes
David Timoner
Ondi Timoner
Editing by Ondi Timoner
Studio Interloper
Celluloid Dreams
Distributed by Palm
Release date(s) January 18, 2004
Running time 107 min.
Country United States
Language English

Dig! is a 2004 documentary film directed by Ondi Timoner, and produced by Timoner, Vasco Nunes, and David Timoner. Compiled from seven years of footage, it contrasts the developing careers of the bands The Dandy Warhols and The Brian Jonestown Massacre and the bands' respective frontmen Courtney Taylor-Taylor and Anton Newcombe. It won the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival.


Reaction from Newcombe

Newcombe argues that the documentary was unfair in its portrayal of him.[1] On the band's official website, he publicly denounced the film as reducing several years of hard work to "at best a series of punch-ups and mishaps taken out of context, and at worst bold faced lies and misrepresentation of fact." The story also leaves one with the impression, by using Courtney as a voice over, that Anton and his band were no longer a band. There was no update regarding Anton at the time of release.[2]


The Brian Jonestown Massacre

The Dandy Warhols

Additional cast


  1. ^ Sylvie Simmons (10 June 2005). "'I am not a movie'". The Guardian. http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2005/jun/10/popandrock. Retrieved 19 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Newcombe, Anton (30 January 2004). "Brian Jonestown Massacre". brianjonestownmassacre.com. Archived from the original on 22 October 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20071022040450/www.brianjonestownmassacre.com/dig_statement.html. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 

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Preceded by
The Corporation
Sundance Grand Jury Prize: Documentary
Succeeded by
Why We Fight

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