"Reports Of My Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated"

Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, and some lesser lights of the Seattle seen are

featured in Hype , a documentary film which traces the "birth, life, and

death" of the Seattle music scene. The film was begun in the fall of 1992 by

filmmakers Doug Pray and Steve Helvey . Pray is best known for working on

videos by Flop and Young Fresh Fellows. Hype was rumored to have cost

a mere $500,000 to make­­but it belies it cost. It features performance and

interview footage from over twenty bands instrumental in creating the sounds

of Seattle. Pray and Helvey are hoping to preview it at the Toronto Film

Festival in September. It's described as a "slightly cynical" look at the

scene as told by Tad, Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, Seaweed, and Soundgarden, as well

as interviews with Sub Pop founders Jonathan Poneman and Bruce Pavitt.