An interview is about to take place in an undisclosed warehouse in Detroit with one of the most important artists of our time. What we don't really know, but are about to find out is, our dear and more often then not, self-obsessed Syriana, is struggling through a terrible break up. On the verge of emotional exhaustion she fights to stay focused on her creative genius and all the duties someone of her monumental stature are responsible for: making ground breaking music, continuing to create new dance moves, loving her fans, being a maverick of fashion trends, making sure her performance instrument is sharp, and of course, not loosing sight of her own heart.  Her team of spiritual giants must guide and inspire her to move on, push through and shine like the brilliant star that she is.  

Can the interviewer Tony Styles, an old close friend, expose more than just her early days and rise to fame or must he trick her into dealing with the dark feelings of love lost? Her fans are waiting.  "Everyone wants to know.  What is going on with Syriana Tate?"

"Everyone wants to know, what is going on with syriana tate?"

Her team of spiritual giants must guide and inspire her to move on

Syriana Tate's DJ Style, Performance Art and musical prowess was drawn from the Detroit Techno Scene.  Her teen years in this culture became a critical part of her creative upbringing and gave her the necessary street smarts to "make it happen" in Detroit and the world!

The Techno Diva Process

with Mare Costello | Director

What was the film shot on?  How long was principle photography?  
 We used a RED as our primary camera, 5D for other shots to a Cannon GL2 and even incorporating a Samsung Galaxy 4.  The shooting was designed to be as simple, pain free and fun as possible with 10 days over two weeks.   Post production,  on the other hand has been a true labor of love spanning over 6 years.  “A word to the wise.  You many not want to make your first feature unscripted.” 

Why shoot in Detroit?  
It had to be Detroit.  With Costello’s reputation and resources this grand Michigan city steeped in music history was the only place she would shoot.  It was important for her to show the city as a place that was more then burnt out buildings, crime and flight.  She had always been a part of the Art scene and Techno music scene.   Her experience was/is quite different then most.  Hers was one of inspiration, excitement and creativity.  

What do you hope the audience will take away from this movie?  
Hope, inspiration, entertainment.   That a support system of people that know and love you and an outlet for one’s creativity can get you through even the toughest heartbreak.  Plus, a killer soundtrack, a slew of quotable phrases. and fashions to inspire.

What is "Techno?"