Tales from the Red Carpet
Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2007
Being Released October 23, 2007, the long-awaited DVD music documentary entitled "Almost Beautiful," is a unique opportunity to experience first hand what it's like to be in an underground rock band ... from recording an album, to hitting the road in a cramped 15-passenger van for a two-month U.S. tour and the struggles to survive in a scene that some feel is dying.
Directed by Huntington Beach filmmaker Rocky Costanzo (Hallowed, Return to Innocence), the film follows the popular Goth/rock act, "The Last Dance," capturing their every move during the making and touring of their 2005 album, "Once Beautiful." This acclaimed film held its world premiere in Costanzo's home town back in January and has since played festivals and special screenings. Now two years since the film's conception, viewers will finally get to see the finished product on DVD.
What makes this film so unique is that it really exposes in true form what an underground indie band has to do to to keep their heads above water. This is not the Metallica movie. There is no tour bus. There are no roadies or stage hands. It's just a small group of broke musicians with a passion to play music and anyone who has ever played in a band will identify with the situations this band encounters ... on stage and off. There are numerous comical moments that remind you of the classic "Spinal Tap" movie. There are moments of drama, which include a night club brawl and a category 4 hurricane. There is an emotional scene when the band pays a visit to the grave site of their former drummer who died during their previous tour. All shot and edited together in a narrative feature style.
The 2-disc DVD set is almost as beautiful as the film itself. The bonus features on disc 2 make up of over 60 minutes of extra footage, including the featurette "Tales from the Red Carpet," which is a sneak peek at the world premiere screening last January. Music videos, bonus live performances, interviews, trailers, commentaries with the band and much more make this documentary a must for anyone who is curious about starting up a band. All in all, a very well-made film that should find an audience outside of the Goth scene.
Dozens of traditional and online retailers have already pre-booked the DVD, including Amazon and Netflix. A cable-broadcast version of the film is also in talks.
About The Band:
The Last Dance formed in the early 1990s by guitarist Rick Joyce and vocalist Jeff Diehm, this powerful, dynamic and passionate group has gone from being a modest little Orange County, CA, band to being one of the top draws of the international dark rock scene. Hard work, strong songs, an exciting stage show and a loyal and ever expanding fan base have all contributed to this achievement as The Last Dance continue to forge new musical paths, set new goals, and defy all expectations of what a gothic rock band should be.
About The Filmmakers:
In the company's seventh year, LifeLine Entertainment has produced four features and a few short films. Based in Huntington Beach, California, LifeLine Entertainment is a true independent movie company with a mission to create and develop the finest of cutting edge films and present them in creative, stylish and informative ways. Their team is made up of passionate, enthusiastic and talented people who simply love to make films. More information about LifeLine Entertainment can be found at http://www.lifelineentertainment.com
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