Stuart Swezey


Mu Productions

Desolation Center film website

Stuart Swezey is the producer/director of the punk desert festival documentary Desolation Center chronicling his early career organizing events featuring groups such as Sonic Youth, Einstürzende Neubauten and others. Desolation Center premiered at CPH:DOX  and screened at Sheffield Doc/Fest in 2018, Slamdance festival in 2019 and has won multiple audience awards and best feature documentary nominations. He is a founder of Amok Books—the influential sourcebook/bookstore/publishing house. Swezey produced the documentary Better Living Through Circuitry and was VP, Development (Original Productions), network executive (Syfy Channel) and producer for National Geographic Channel and others.

 Festivals, Awards and Honors:
•  Festival premiere: CPH:DOX festival March 2018
•  UK premiere: Sheffield Doc/Fest, June 2018
•  US festival premiere: Slamdance festival, January 2019  
•  Audience Award, Best Documentary, SF Indie Fest, 2019
•  Audience Award, Best Documentary, Chicago Underground Film Festival, 2019
•  Best Editing Award, Nevada City Film Festival, 2019

Selected additional film festivals:
IndieLisboa (Portugal)
Dokufest (Kosovo)
Geneva International Film Festival (Switzerland)
Big Sky Documentary Festival (US)
Cork Film Festival (Ireland)
Florida Film Festival (US)
Taormina Film Festival (Italy)
In-Edit International Music Doc Festival (Spain)

Best of Music 2019, ARTFORUM
Selection, Smithsonian Year of Music, Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum, 2019