Watch: Trailer for Rock Band Coming-of-Age Doc 'Breaking A Monster'
by Alex Billington
June 3, 2016
"They're relating to everything in LA because of Grand Theft Auto!" Abramorama has debuted a trailer for the documentary Breaking A Monster, which profiles the heavy metal / punk rock band Unlocking the Truth. The story begins profiling them when they're in 7th grade, following this three-man band as they play shows to big crowds on the streets of New York City, eventually landing a major record deal along with gigs opening for Metallica. The band features Malcolm Brickhouse on vocals & guitar, Alec Atkins on bass, and Jarad Dawkins on drums. It's not just another rock doc about being famous, since it's also a coming-of-age story of these kids growing up right when they're making it big living their dream. Fire it up below.
Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Luke Meyer's doc Breaking A Monster, direct from YouTube:
Breaking A Monster begins as the three members of the band Unlocking the Truth are all in 7th grade, spending their weekends playing a blend of heavy metal and speed punk in Times Square - often drawing substantial crowds. They take on a manager: a 70- year-old industry veteran. With his guidance they are soon on their way to a 1.8 million dollar record deal and a precarious initiation into the music industry. Breaking A Monster is directed by Luke Meyer, and written by Brad Turner and Luke Meyer. The film has played at SXSW, Hot Docs and BAMCinemaFest to quite a bit of acclaim. Abramorama will release Breaking A Monster in theaters nationwide starting June 24th, after their debut album drops just the week before.
I've seen this kids live. Very inspiring.
rolyjimenez on Jun 4, 2016
Hopefully it doesn't ruin them. They seem like good guys, but the vultures were circling.
Carpola on Jun 5, 2016
They look ok. Wish them to survive all the dangers of music business... Other than that, this is very cool ...
shiboleth on Jun 5, 2016
"These kids are like my grandchildren" said every a&r in recorded history.
Why? on Jun 6, 2016
Saw this doc at SXSW in 2015 and LOVED it. Very inspiring. Can you imagine playing on Coachella stage at 13, 14 yo? Was wondering when it would get a release. At that time, the band was getting out of bad record deal and is now back on track with a debut album out this month (explains the release of the film too, I suppose). Anyway, can't wait to see this again
Movie Bear on Jun 6, 2016
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