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Sacha Gervasi

A hilarious, headbanging, and heartwarming portrait of the world’s hardestworking, most under-appreciated metal band. Once playing stadiums, the now middle-aged Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow and Robb Reiner have continued to rock in obscurity and hope for that increasingly improbable big break. This real-life Spinal Tap unfolds into a moving story of dreams and determination.

Sacha Gervasi

Sacha Gervasi was born in London in 1965 and co-founded the group The Diceheads but left before they became famous and better known as Bush. He went on to pursue a career in journalism before turning his hand to screenwriting with ‘The Big Tease’ which he co-wrote with Craig Ferguson. He also wrote ‘The Terminal’ which was made into a film in 2004 directed by Steven Spielberg. Moving to Los Angeles in 1995, Sacha attended the graduate screenwriting program at UCLA Film School where he twice won the BAFTA/LA scholarship. Other films for which he has written include ‘Comrade Rockstar’ for Tom Hanks, ‘How to Marry a Millionaire’ for Nicole Kidman and ‘Henry’s Crime’ for Keanu Reeves. In 2009 he directed ‘Anvil! The Story of Anvil,’ a documentary of the Canadian heavy metal band, Anvil. In 2010 he will write and direct a biopic of actor Herve Villechaize based on his own interviews with the diminutive Frenchman, conducted only days before the actor committed suicide in 1993.

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2009, 82', color, video

Directed by:
Sacha Gervasi

Christopher Soos

Edited by:
Jeff Renfroe, Andrew Dickler

David Norland

Rebecca Yeldham

Produced by:

Festivals & Awards:

Austin Film Critics Association - Best Documentary; Calgary International Film Festival - Best International Documentary; Chicago Film Critics Association Awards - Best Documentary; Chicago International Film Festival - Silver Hugo; International Documentary Association, Feature Documentary Award, Music Documentary Award; Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards - Sierra Award for Best Documentary; Los Angeles Film Festival - Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature; San Francisco Film Critics Circle - Best Documentary; Sydney Film Festival - Audience Award