It's a Survival Story…

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Independent Film: “The Survival of the Wildebeest” reveals the secret of one artists survival in the concrete jungle of Manhattan.

The Survival of the Wildebeest, a documentary based on the life of an offbeat NYC school teacher/artist named Stuart Ross, is set to release this October in both Chicago and NYC; a preview of the trailer was shown in August at NYC’s Tribeca Film Center in conjunction with the Beautiful Decay Magazine party.

In the film, Stuart Ross, a hearty character with as many problems as he’s found solutions, faces a challenge posed by Chicago-based producer/director, Joe Wolf, to complete the largest art exhibit of his career in just 80 days. Wolf discovered Stuart Ross after spending a weekend in NYC visiting his older brother whose 5-bedroom shared-loft in the East Village also served as storage space for the artists work. (A random roommate who shared the apartment happened to be friends with the artist.) One morning, he came out of his bedroom & the entire foyer was covered in interactive sculptures and unrivaled light installation projects that Ross claimed were “just a hobby & a dream.”

Recognizing his potential as an artist, Wolf slowly coaxed Ross into the idea of a film, and complimented him by offering to subsidize an Art Exhibit at the unconventional gallery space-- Astor Place Hair, a world-famous NYC barbershop that Ross was able to transform to fit his needs. The result? A heartfelt drama that taps into the comedic ingenuity of its subject, creating a film that audiences will relate to, effortlessly.

Whether it’s art, fishing or building a car, there is a commonality when it comes to Stuart Ross & the rest of the world—-the idea that it’s okay to be an adult and still have a dream.

Fore more information about Stuart Ross & The Survival of the Wildebeest, please visit In addition, look for updates regarding our upcoming events:

September 29th ‘Save the Wildebeest’ Fundraiser at ‘Lux’ Bar & Grill in Chicago. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased in advance or at the door for an additional charge.

October 13th, AMP3 Presents: ‘The Survival of the Wildebeest’ Sneak Peak & Fundraiser at Red Sky Bar & Lounge on 29th & Park Ave.

Questions or Comments? Please contact Jillian Kelleher at AMP3 Public Relations: 646.827.9594


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