The Rock 'n' Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher
|The Rock 'n' Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher|
|Directed by||Justin Monroe|
|Produced by||Jack Roberts|
|Written by||Jack Roberts|
|Edited by||Ryan Fritzsche|
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 27 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.
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In this comedic and heartfelt, award-winning film festival charmer, Duncan Christopher, the awkward son of a rock legend, works through the suicide of his father in the brutal underground world of karaoke.
- Jack Roberts as Duncan Christopher: socially awkward, home-schooled rock-star wanna-be from rural Oklahoma.
- Peter Bedgood as Charlie Bordeaux: Duncan's cousin, bandmate, 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.
This film was a festival darling winning numerous awards both nationally and internationally in 2010 (unless otherwise noted).
|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
Ryan M. Fritzsche
|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:
- The United Film Festivals (Los Angeles, 2010)
- Temecula Valley International Film Festival, (2010)
- The United Film Festivals (San Francisco, 2010)
- Starz Denver Film Festival (2010)
- Heartland Film Festival (2010)
- San Diego Film Festival (2010)
- Kansas International Film Festival (2010)
- The United Film Festivals (New York, 2010)
- Vermont International Film Festival (2010)
- The United Film Festivals (London, 2010)
- Bend Film Festival (2010)
- Comedy Cluj Film Festival (Romania, 2011)
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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- Urban Tulsa Review
- Oklahoma Gazette Soundtrack Review
- Tulsa World: Film Captures Artist's Dream
- Oklahoma Magazine: For Your Entertainment
- News On 6 in Tulsa, OK online article and videos.
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