Indican Pictures has acquired Radio America, a heartfelt odyssey about the pitfalls of fame “that gives you the VIP pass from farm to fame with all the right tour stops in between” (The Entertainment Corner).
Production hails from Shorris Film, the Hollywood-based outfit run by Clint Morris and Christopher Showerman.
The acquisition is another feather in the cap for a distributor that’s becoming increasingly synonymous for their top-notch independent feature films.
“If Indican were the stage, and we were musicians, we couldn’t ask for a better stage to present our act. With their passion, knowledge, and skill, they are undoubtedly the right distributor to bring Radio America to the masses”, says Morris.
A touching, music-fuelled drama – in the vein of La Bamba, Once, and The Commitments- Radio America “reminds us what’s possible when passion and opportunity collide” (Cyrus Webb, Conversations Magazine).
The “Incredible story” (BGG After Dark) fixes on two wannabe musicians, stuck working on a farm, who hit the bigtime when one of their songs gets radio airplay.
Eric (Jacob Motsinger) and Dave (Christopher Alice) are two farm boys who dream of escaping their rural roots to achieve fame and fortune as rock stars. As they grow up, their talent grows with them. However, the real impetus behind their momentum is their friend Jane (Kristi Englemann), who manages their musical career. She finally gets them in front of a major label A&R scout who sees the potential of the act.
Dave and Jane become romantically involved and this strains their friendship with Eric. When the A&R scout replaces Jane as the manager and puts the act before America, the pressure is almost too much for their friendship to handle. Their first tour puts them on a roller coaster of euphoria and tragedy that mercilessly puts the value of friendship vs. commercial success back into perspective for the survivors.
Wayne Bastrup (Terminator : Genisys), Read MacGuirtose (Cruel Will), Tristan Price (The OC), Robert Ebinger (Days of Our Lives), and J.Kristopher (Straight Outta Compton) help make up the ensemble cast.
Christopher Showerman makes his feature directorial debut on Radio America, Pic is produced by Morris, Showerman, Chris Durand, and Eliza Washabaugh. Showerman wrote the script. Radio America will be released later this year.
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