About this project
This is the official trailer, followed by producer Nicholas Holthaus explaining why this project is MORE than a movie about the legendary Tempe, AZ 90s music scene. The heart (and heartbreaks) that propelled that scene are not so different from your own local rags-to-riches success stories.
---Remember! If we don't reach our donation goal, we get NOTHING. PLEASE help us reach the goal, so this work of beauty--this work that recaptures a time that still means so much to so many--can be made.
Synopsis (by Art Edwards):
Josh “Hote” Hotle, twenty-one-year-old bass player, wants to get the hell out of Phoenix.
The time is April of 1990, one year before Seattle grunge music scene breaks nationwide, and those with their pop music ears to the ground recognize something big happening in the rainy Northwest. Phoenix's suburb Tempe has its own scene ready to explode, but Hote is tuned into the rumblings coming from Seattle, where he hopes to escape his problems: his stuck-in-the-mud existence, his faltering Tempe band, the sweltering Valley summer just around the corner. His car is packed with all of his things. He is ready to go. One easy right turn onto the freeway and Hote is a free man.
But a funny thing happens on his way out of town...
In the three days Hote is Stuck Outside of Phoenix, he dates a previously inaccessible love interest, fist-fights his best friend, and plays a dream gig at Tempe's largest music venue in front of a packed house. Unexpected pleasures and bumps-in-the-road keep Hote volleying from peak to valley, but in the end Hote gets as close as possible to the thing he loves most, the intoxicating pulse and pound of the perfect rock song.
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