The Rock 'n' Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher

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The Rock 'n' Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher
Directed by Justin Monroe
Produced by Jack Roberts
Justin Monroe
Gillian Fritzsche
Ryan Fritzsche
Jim Edwards
Payton Dunham
Written by Jack Roberts
Starring Jack Roberts
Peter Bedgood
Marshall Bell
Cinematography Luc Nicknair
Edited by Ryan Fritzsche
Country United States
Language English

The Rock 'n' Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher is an American independent comedy film written by Jack Roberts and directed by Justin Monroe. It stars Jack Roberts as the titular character, Duncan Christopher.

The Rock 'n' Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher was filmed in and near Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the fall of 2008. It was in post-production for most of 2009. It premiered in 2010 on March 27th at the Method Fest Independent Film Festival, where it was nominated for Best Low Budget Feature Film and won the award for Best Marketing Campaign. The movie went on to win 10 awards with 7 of them Best Feature, Jury or Audience Awards, including the Best Okie Feature at the 2010 deadCENTER Film Festival. It was an Official Selection at several prestigious film festivals around the world, including Mar del Plata Film Festival in Argentina, STARZ Denver Film Festival, San Diego International Film Festival, and the Heartland Film Festival.

Plot[edit]

In this comedic and heartfelt, award-winning film festival charmer, the awkward son of a rock legend, Duncan Christopher, works through the suicide of his father in the brutal underground world of karaoke.

Cast[edit]

  • Jack Roberts as Duncan Christopher: socially awkward, home-schooled rock-star wanna-be from rural Oklahoma.
  • Peter Bedgood as Charlie Bordeaux: Duncan's cousin, band-mate, and manager.
  • Marshall Bell as Uncle Virgil: Duncan's codgerly uncle.
  • Lizz Carter as Geneveve Reynolds: Duncan's love interest.
  • Aaron Moreland as Simply Irresistible: Duncan's arch memesis, the reigning Karaoke king of Tulsa,OK.
  • Heather Roberts as Angeline Christopher: Duncan's quirkily embittered sister.

Awards[edit]

This film was a festival darling winning numerous awards both nationally and internationally in 2010 (unless otherwise noted).

Awards
Festival Award Recipient(s) Outcome
Edmonton International Film Festival Best Indie Feature Film Won
Rising Star Award Jack Roberts Won
The United Film Festivals (Tulsa) Jury Award - Best Narrative Feature Film Won
Audience Award - Best Feature Film Won
Method Fest Independent Film Festival Stella Artois Maverick Award for Low Budget Feature Film Nominated
Method Fest Independent Film Festival Maverick Award for Best Marketing Won
deadCENTER Film Festival Best Okie Feature Film Won
Offshoot Film Festival Jury Award - Best Feature Film Won
Audience Award - Best Feature Film Won
Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema (2011) Audience Award - Best of Fest Won
Best Score / Soundtrack Damion Shade
Joe Cinocca
Ryan M. Fritzsche
Won
Mar del Plata Film Festival Best Soundtrack Nominated

The film was also an official selection at a number of other film festivals in 2010 and 2011 including:

Distribution[edit]

On May 22, 2012 both the film and soundtrack were released by Gravitas Ventures and Velvet Blue Music respectively. After a limited theatrical run, the film transitioned into a full digital release beginning with iTunes and has since rolled out to other significant cable/VOD providers including Amazon, AT&T U-Verse, Charter, Verizon, Dish Network and Mediacom. The soundtrack had a full digital release including platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Rhapsody, eMusic and Insound. It was also released in retail stores across the U.S.

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