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My Big Break

Directed by Tony Zierra
Produced by Elizabeth Yoffe
Filmed over 10 years, My Big Break captures celebrity in the making & the unsettling effects of fame

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My Big Break

Overview

Genre
Arts, Culture, Personal Doc, and Reality
Synopsis

Filmed over 10 years, this controversial documentary explores what it's really like to become famous. When aspiring filmmaker Tony Zierra resorts to filming the lives of his 4 struggling actor roommates, he never imagines the incredible twists of fate he would end up capturing on camera. Surprisingly, 3 of the actors, Brad Rowe (Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss), Chad Lindberg (October Sky, The Fast And The Furious) and Wes Bentley (American Beauty, The Hunger Games) quickly hit it big. Meanwhile, the fourth actor, Greg Fawcett, is nearly driven insane watching the others make it.

It doesn't take long for the unsettling reality of stardom to set in. As the actors deal with life in the public eye, Zierra struggles with constant obstacles trying to complete his film. Ultimately, the roommates learn the hard way that the Hollywood Dream is built on the bottom line. My Big Break is an unflinching look at the struggle for success, the high of making it and ultimately the pain of losing it.

Stage
finished
Running time
102 minutes

Credits

  • Tony Zierra ... Director
  • Elizabeth Yoffe ... Producer
  • Wes Bentley ... as Himself
  • Chad Lindberg ... as Himself
  • Brad Rowe ... as Himself
  • Greg Fawcett ... as Himself
  • Tony Zierra ... as Himself
  • David Ben Shannon ... Original Music
  • Refrag ... Music

Production Details

Prod. Co.
True Studio Media
Country
United States
Years of Production
1998-2011
Locations
Los Angeles, Toronto, Calgary, Utah, Chicago
Prod. Partners
MBB Group

Distribution Details

Release year
2011
Festivals
Boston Film Festival, Acefest, Artsfest, Raindance-London
Awards
Best Documentary - Boston Film Festival, Nominated Best Documentary - Raindance
Distribution
After careful consideration, True Studio Media chose to maintain the full rights to My Big Break and distribute online through
Language
English

Photos

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