1 Giant Leap win prize for What About Me?

Faithless's Maxi Jazz contributes to What About Me?
Faithless's Maxi Jazz contributes to What About Me?

1 Giant Leap, the 'concept band' and media project put together by Jamie Catto (Faithless) and Duncan Bridgeman, have won the prize for Best Documentary at the Red Rock Film Festival.

Their new film, What About Me?, "explores the universal complexities of human nature". Says Catto: "We're on a mission to make self-reflection hip for just a moment, just long enough to save us."

Lauded thinkers and activists who have contributed included Noam Chomsky, Deepak Chopra and Sir Bob Geldof.

REM, Santana and Maxi Jazz add to soundtrack

The soundtrack is something else. It began with a pre-composed backing track of Catto and Bridgeman's, which grew and developed as each layer was added by a different musician in a different part of the world. Contributing artists include REM's Michael Stipe, Alanis Morissette, Maxi Jazz (pictured above), Stewart Copeland, Carlos Santana, alongside African tribal and Bedouin musicians, Chinese rappers, Gabonese Pygmies and Tuvan throat singers.

Watch a trailer for What About Me?

A TV series version of What About Me? is being screened in the UK every Wednesday night Channel 4 from until 17 December.