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MY WAY

Documentary Film Competition

Directors Vinny Sisson, Dominique Mollee

USA, 2012, 93 min, color


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CAST AND CREDITS:

Directors: Vinny Sisson, Dominique Mollee

Starring: Rebekah Starr and Annika Alliksoo

Featuring: Rikki Rockett, Steven Adler, Chip Z’Nuff and Ron Jeremy


Official Sites:

http://mywaythemovie.com

http://www.rebekahstarrband.com




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audience award winner 2013





MY WAY

Documentary Film Competition

Directors Vinny Sisson, Dominique Mollee, USA, 2012, 93 min, color


WATCH TRAILER  |  WATCH FULL FILM  |  MUSIC VIDEO: IRRATIONAL BOY




OVERVIEW:

My Way begins with the conventional “small-town girl livin’ in a lonely (corporate) world.” Yet instead of taking the midnight train, Rebekah Starr trades her pants-suit for a Les Paul, grabs her sassy Estonian tambourine-banging sidekick and hits the highway—destination: Sunset Strip. When Rebekah’s marriage falls apart in real time, we realize her dream is not a whim. It is a burning passion for music that comes with its share of real world sacrifices. Thanks to the support from her newfound rock n roll legend friends such as Steven Adler (Guns n Roses) and Rikki Rockett (Poison), Starr re-commits to her mission and accomplishes what she set out to do. Her contagious optimism acts as the film’s through line, hoping to inspire anyone feeling trapped by their circumstances.




ABOUT REBEKAH STARR:

From the outside you see a blonde, busty rock n roller. However if you spend a little time with her, you’ll soon realize she defies any stereotype. Smart, well-spoken, and down-to-earth, Rebekah Starr has charmed local festivals and media alike with her entertaining Q & A’s, soulful live performances, and undeniable talent both behind and in front of the camera. An absolute joy to work with, Starr continues her festival journey and aims to be a role model for strong women everywhere.




ABOUT MY WAY:

This entire film began with a quip by Annika, "Why don't we film our trip along the road and all the people we meet on our way to LA?" she mused. I thought it was a pretty clever idea. After all, the whole undertaking was more than just a band promotion for us, and we knew it. It was a personal statement of self-assertion,and that may sound silly, but I don't know how else to describe it. For years I had been trying to please everyone, and I finally faced the setback where I JUST DIDN'T CARE anymore. and in this, was a lesson that maybe other people could relate to as well. The playing field, I realized, really wasn't level after all, and I was going to stop blaming myself and allowing other people to blame me for this. Annika and I both had something to say to this effect. We had an irrepressible desire to upend those who were trying to repress us. Filming a documentary was the intermediary that revealed itself as a means to this end, a platform wherefrom we could reach our like-minded audience, and carry the torch of a manifesto open for interpretation.

So what we ended up with was "My Way," a hilarious chronicle of the band's adventures, as we road-tripped all the way from Kittanning, Pennsylvania across America to Los Angeles, California, to make our first music video.

It's important to point out here that the film angers anyone, it was intended to be rebellious. It was intended to upset Aunties and Grannies (especially our own,) and it was intended to make lemonade from the lemons we were handed; to speak truth to power, in its own covert way, and to tell the "YOU CAN'T" -'s that "WE CAN!."

A complementary concept that we came up with was to tell our story through our songs. The soundtrack for the movie is made up in part from the music of our first record "Rockstar Girl!" (And we got a little free help from our friend Chip Z'Nuff using a song from his Johnnie Rotten Jr. side project, as well as compositions from composer Diego Tovar.)

It was curious how the lyrics of the songs as I originally wrote them took on new meanings with the new situations that we encountered. But we think that is attributable to the magical medium that is music! And what better way to make your statement to the world than through music. Thank you everyone for coming along for the ride.

Rebekah Starr





 

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