Bandwagon (film)

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Bandwagon
Bandwagon FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by John Schultz
Produced by Alyson Poole
John Schultz
Written by John Schultz
Starring Lee Frederick Holmes
Kevin Corrigan
Steve Parlavecchio
Matthew Hennessey
Doug MacMillan
Steph Robinson
Music by Greg Kendall
Cinematography Shawn Maurer
Edited by John Pace
Distributed by Lakeshore Entertainment
Release dates
Running time
103 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $22,189

Bandwagon is a 1996 film by writer/director John Schultz, starring Lee Holmes and Kevin Corrigan. The movie has since gained Cult film status.

Production[edit]

Writer/director John Schultz used to drum for independent band The Connells but left them early on to start a filmmaking career.[1] Bandwagon was not only the first feature film for Schultz but for a lot of the crew members as well. Schultz said, "On the shoot, we didn't really realize what we were doing right and what we were doing wrong and a lot of the problems we found in the editing room."[1] The film was made in 1993 in Schultz's hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina and took six weeks to complete.

Greg Kendall is a singer/guitarist who was hired to write the songs for the band in the film. He was introduced to Schultz by mutual friend Doug MacMillan who plays Linus Tate in the movie.[2] He said, "They were to have good songs, but they had to be believable. They couldn't be too stupid and they couldn't be too ornate."[2] Schultz supplied the titles to the songs and Kendall wrote and sang most of them.[2] They were recorded at Fort Apache Studios in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Eight of his songs appear in the film and he also composed the score. Kendall likes that "there's nothing MTV about it [the film]. It's naive, some would say to a fault. I would say it's a strength."[2]

Reaction[edit]

The film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in 1996. It was subsequently picked up by Lakeshore Entertainment.

Home media availability[edit]

The film was released on VHS in 1998. In 2013, Amazon.com began offering a manufacture on demand DVD release of the film.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Savage, Rod (January 29, 1998). "Backyard Passion". The Advertiser. 
  2. ^ a b c d Sullivan, Jim (September 12, 1997). "Kendall Climbs Aboard Bandwagon". Boston Globe. 

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