Set in a high stakes world where creativity collides with consumerism, and superstars can be created overnight, DREAM MACHINE chronicles singer Roberta Michèle on a two year transformative journey — from signing her first record deal with Sony Music Canada, to the release of her first CD.  Laced with irony and insight, this verite documentary takes audiences ‘through the looking glass’ to the inner sanctums of corporate media, offering a fascinating but rarely seen side of the music world.

“From the recording to the release, the film captures effectively the unsettling strangeness of this world and its unreal quality… Dream Machine delivers a troubling anatomy of pop culture.” –Tom McSorley, Take One Magazine.

Producer: Peter Starr, Director: Su Rynard, Editor: Christopher Donaldson
Featuring: Roberta Michèle, with appearances by Jann Arden, Sky, B4-4, & more

Documentary feature film, video, 2000. 76 minutes
Produced by The National Film Board of Canada
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