2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Breaking a Monster

Friday, March 20
6:15PM - 7:48PM

Stateside Theatre
719 Congress Ave


Breaking a Monster begins as the band members of Unlocking The Truth are all in 7th grade, spending their weekends playing metal music in Times Square - often to substantial crowds. They take on a 70-year-old industry veteran manager. With his guidance they are soon on their way to a $1.8M record deal with Sony Music.

Anything feels possible, and the eyes of the world are upon them. The boys are coming of age, not only as they become professional musicians, but also as they transcend childhood and step into adulthood. The sudden breakout of any band, let alone one of pre-teens, is an extremely narrow and specific period in time - Breaking a Monster is the story of this rapid transformation

Section: Documentary Competition
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Runtime: 93min

Director: Luke Meyer

Executive Producer: Andrew Neel, Alan Sacks

Producer: Tom Davis, Molly Smith, Thad Luckinbill

Cinematographer: Ethan Palmer and Hillary Spera

Editor: Brad Turner

Sound Designer: Tom Paul

Music: Unlocking the Truth

Additional Credits: Producer: Trent Luckinbill, Executive Producer: Ellen Schwartz

Principal Cast: Malcolm Brickhouse, Jared Dawkins, Alec Atkins, Alan Sacks, Noreen Jackson


Luke Meyer’s feature documentaries include Darkon (SXSW ’06 Audience Award) and New World Order. He has written, edited and produced other films (King Kelly, Alice Neel, The Feature), and is a part of SeeThink Films in New York.

Public Film Contact
Tom Davis
SeeThink Films

Publicity Contact
Scott Feinstein



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