The film follows “the final days of Jay Douglas, famous American rock star, in a turbulent, but exhilarating early 1970′s Paris. Inspired by the last days of rock and pop culture icon Jim Morrison, the film is not in any way a traditional biopic, but a lyrical study of a brilliant, complex, and troubled soul. Tragic and comedic, at the film’s core are Jay’s broken, but passionate relationships with the two women in his life — Clemence, a glamorous Countess, and his professed “soul-mate,” Valerie Eason, an earthy red-haired beauty from golden California.”
“The Last Beat” stars Shawn Andrews (Dazed and Confused) as Jay Douglas, Cameron Richardson(Shameless, Harper’s Island) as Valerie, with Martha Higareda (Street Kings), Kevin Corrigan (Pineapple Express, The Mentalist), Seymour Cassel (Heist), Courtney Halverson (Godspeed, Death Valley), Leah Cevoli (Deadwood, Robot Chicken) and Helenna Santos (American Reunion, BlackBoxTv).
It looks like a cool project, and its in-progress IndieGoGo campaign is going very well. The Last Beat is currently sitting at $32,875 of its $100,000 goal, and it still has 14 days to get there. There are (as always) some fantastic rewards up for grabs, including shootouts, production diaries, copies of the completed film, limited edition shirts, and even extra roles in the film (and more).
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