CANADA – 2008 – 75 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY ROB FITL
Dillon (Joe Salvoni), Parker (Doug Brown), and Hot Dog (Allen Finn) are in a band, stuck playing low-paying shows and working dead-end jobs. When they get the chance to move to Montreal for a regular gig at a downtown club, they jump at it. But the road from no-name indie act to rock-star fame is a bumpy ride. Shot in Kingston and edited with a breezy staccato rhythm, director Rob Fitl's first feature is a rough-and-tumble look at a young local band chasing their dreams — and occasionally their nightmares. Indie rock may be dead, but indie filmmaking is alive and kicking.
Writer/Director Rob Fitl hails from Bracebridge Ontario, in the heart of Muskoka. He completed his BA.H. from Queen's University in Film Studies. While in school he made two 16mm shorts The Door (2006 - 1 Minute) and How Do You Live With Yourself (2007 - 1 Minute), which were official selections of the Kingston Canadian Film Festival. THE DEATH OF INDIE ROCK is Rob's first feature and was shot on a shoestring budget over three years while studying at Queen's University. The film is the first feature produced in Kingston Ontario in over a decade, and reflects Rob's passion for Canada's Indie music scene and 1970's American Cinema.