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12. Gary Hustwit: The making of the film Helvetica
Gary Hustwit is a producer and director. He has produced five feature documentaries, including ‘I Am Trying To Break Your Heart’, the award-winning film about the band Wilco; ‘Moog’, the documentary about electronic music pioneer Robert Moog; and ‘Drive Well, Sleep Carefully’, a tour film about the band Death Cab for Cutie. Helvetica is Hustwit's directorial debut. Hustwit worked with punk label SST Records in the late-1980’s, ran the independent book publishing house Incommunicado Press during the 1990’s, was Vice President of the media website Salon.com in 2000, and started the indie DVD label Plexifilm in 2001.
Film director Gary Hustwit reports in detail on the making of the Helvetica movie.