Breaking a Monster
Directed by Luke Meyer
Bonding over their love of music, three 7th graders from Brooklyn spend their weekends playing heavy metal/speed punk in Times Square as "Unlocking the Truth." When the band's internet fame explodes and the music industry comes calling, Malcolm, Jarad and Alec feel like anything is possible, but are soon confronted with the realities that come with being rockstars. BREAKING A MONSTER chronicles the first year as the band goes from three kids just playing the music they love, to the very adult world of touring, managers and a $1.8 million record contract - all in pursuit of living out their heavy metal dreams.
Three 7th graders play heavy metal/speed punk as the band "Unlocking the Truth." When the band's internet fame explodes they go from playing music they love, to the very adult world of touring, managers and a $1.8 million record contract.
Cast: Malcolm Brickhouse, Jarad Dawkins, Alec Atkins, Alan Sacks
I meant INSANELY TALENTED!!!
This was such a great and different kind of music documentary. It was so unique to watch the dream of most rock musicians come true through the eyes of children! How they didn’t quite get the immensity of what was happening. Like some of them playing on their phones under the table, during a $1.8 million dollar record deal meeting with Sony. But the talent and drive of these kids mixed with the true support of the parents is what really was the success. With their fake tour schedules in their basement practice space to their dad recording them playing in Times Square and one video becoming viral with over 1 million hits! The issue does come up about the anomaly of them being young black boys playing metal, and if that is just the attraction..but it surely is not! These boys are in salary talented and this movie is amazing!