Telling harsh truths about the modern music business, Artifact gives intimate access to singer/actor Jared Leto and his band Thirty Seconds to Mars as they battle their label in a brutal lawsuit and record their album This Is War. The film is a true artifact of our times, as its subjects struggle with big questions over art, money and integrity.
Bartholomew Cubbins has directed numerous award-winning videos for the band Thirty Seconds to Mars. Artifact (12) is his debut documentary feature. His next project is a documentary on the rare North American Ivory-Billed Woodpecker.