Jan 29, 2021
Justin Connor directed the film, The Golden Age and also plays the main role of Maya O'Malley in the film. When he began writing the script, he was watching a lot of documentaries about musicians' lives and became fascinated with the many details about their past, family lives, and struggles in terms of what propelled them to make such vibrant music.
Inspired by true events, The Golden Age is a musical film about the subversive pop star, Maya O'Malley who gets dropped from his music label after a string of incendiary remarks in the press.
Throughout the film, we see performances and interviews from Maya's past, as he uncovers the dark story of his abusive relationship with his father, while detailing his tumultuous journey towards spiritual redemption through friends, band mates, family members, and music critics, all set against the dreamy backdrop of his compelling, innovative songs.
In this episode, Justin talks about the idea of Ahimsa (non-violence toward all living things) and the connection to veganism. He also dives into his own spirituality and shares with us how his actions today are working FOR him rather than AGAINST him.
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