Last Days of Left Eye

March 2007

Last Days of Left Eye project image

Feature length documentary film score by Michael Shaieb and Brent Lord about TLC’s Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes for the Vh1 Rock Docs series.

“Left Eye” was the rap voice of the 90’s pop trio TLC. She died in a tragic car accident while on a retreat in Honduras. Oscar-nominated director Lauren Lazin created a feature-length film telling the story of Lisa’s last days, using footage Lisa was shooting for her own documentary that was never finished.

North American Theatrical Premiere: 3/13/07 at South By Southwest. Broadcast premiere: 5/19/07 on Vh1.


Original Music
Original Music
Writer, Director


May 19, 2007
Broadcast premiere


March 13, 2007
North American Theatrical Premiere

SXSW 2007


February 15, 2009
Where to find us in '09 (and a 2008 wrap-up)

2008 ended with the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus premiere of Mike’s oratorio Through A Glass, Darkly being cited for Outstanding Achievement in Opera by MN’s Lavender Magazine (Thanks! But…opera?). At least five more choruses around the country have expressed interest in staging their own concert productions in the near-future.

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August 18, 2008
"Last Days of Left Eye" DVD release coming Sept. 9

“Last Days of Left Eye” is available for pre-order on Amazon for $17.99 and ships September 9.

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May 20, 2007
Lauren Lazin NPR interview and New York Times review

Audio interview with director Lauren Lazin by NPR’s Farai Chideya: Documentary Recounts the Last Days of Left Eye –NPR News & Notes, May 18, 2007

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May 14, 2007
Left Eye advance press

This week’s issue of Newsweek has a write-up on Last Days of Left Eye, including the Vh1 trailer. That’s not our score in the trailer, so you’ll just have to watch the show Saturday to hear it. Newsweek article found here:

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May 7, 2007
Vh1 airdate announced for "Last Days of Left Eye"

After a year of film festival appearances from Harlem to Amsterdam, Austin, Atlanta, and Hollywood, Last Days of Left Eye is finally coming to Vh1.

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April 24, 2007
"Last Days of Left Eye" opens 31st Atlanta Film Festival

The 31st Atlanta Film Festival opened last Thursday, April 19, in Midtown Atlanta with a celebrity-packed screening of Last Days of Left Eye.

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