The Mojo Manifesto: The Life and Times of Mojo Nixon

Neill Kirby McMillan Jr. comes of age in Danville, VA, listening to records from his father's soul radio station and plotting his escape from the confines of conservative small town life. On a bicycle trip across the country, Kirby experiences The Mojo Revelation and becomes Mojo Nixon, a primitive blues-inspired musician. Mojo then teams up with the enigmatic Skid Roper to form an outrageous duo. Relentless touring, a record deal, college radio airplay, and MTV exposure lead to unexpected mainstream success. The song "Elvis Is Everywhere" is a cult phenomenon, but his next single is banned by MTV and Mojo makes a decision that could jeopardize his career.

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Matt Eskey

Executive Producer:

Paul Reilly


Eva Radke, Sal Owen


Matt Eskey


Mojo Nixon

Principal Cast:

Mojo Nixon, Skid Roper, Country Dick Montana, Jim Dickinson, Bullethead, Jason Luttrull, Pete "Wetdawg" Gordon, Stephen Pitalo, Bill Davis, Eric "Roscoe" Ambel

Additional Credits:

cameraman: Craig Knapp, cameraman: Mark Bracamonte, animation producer: Troy Campbell, animation director and animator: Dano Johnson, animation illustrations: Jose Luis Gonzales, animation art layout: Adam Sharp, animation assistance: Stephen Silver, animation sound design: Eric Friend, Optical-Audio, re-recording mixer: Corey Roberts, ponysound


Public Film Contact:

Matt Eskey
Freedom Records & Films
512 560 8826

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