Ellie Klug has one last chance to prove her value to her aging music magazine, Stax. As luck would have it, her editor has just the assignment: a no-stone-unturned search to discover what really happened to long lost local rock god, Matt Smith. And wouldn’t you know it? Ellie and Matt have a history. Joined on the road by well-meaning but music-hating documentarian Charlie, Ellie delves into her past and quickly discovers that hype and mythology have not soothed the pain of her own experiences.
For her fourth feature, Megan Griffiths delivers an exquisite and personal comedy in the Velvet Goldmine and Almost Famous tradition of journalists seeking out rock royalty, and instead, finding themselves. Always engaging, Toni Collette anchors a pitch perfect cast that includes Thomas Haden Church, Oliver Platt, and Ryan Eggold in an insightful story about the natural pitfalls of memory, love, sex, and—most dangerous of all—dating a legend.
Length: 96 minutes
Director: Megan Griffiths
Screenwriter: Huck Botko, Emily Wachtel
Producer: Adam Gibbs, Amy Hobby, Emily Wachtel
Editor: Meg Reticker
Cinematographer: Ben Kutchins
Executive Producer: Joanne Woodward, Peer Pederson, Megan Foley, Linda Henry, Tucker Wilson
Composer: Craig Wedren
Costume Designer: Rebecca Luke
Music Supervisor: Joe Rudge
Music Consultant: Amine Ramer
Cast: Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, Oliver Platt, Nina Arianda, Ryan Eggold, Ahna O'Reilly
Megan Griffiths has been a director, writer, and producer in the independent film community for over a decade. Her film, The Off Hours, premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and went on to receive an Independent Spirit Award nomination for cinematography. Her follow-up, Eden, premiered at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival in Austin, where it won the Audience Award for Narrative and the Emergent Female Director Award.