S32: Thunderlust (and the Middle Beast) Presented by Byron Bay International Film Festival

March 15, 2015 @ 5:30 am – 7:30 am
Byron Theatre
69 Jonson Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481
Full: $12

Thunderlust (and the Middle Beast)  Power Pose

 Australian Premiere

Long-haired, loud, and a real long way from home. The hip thrusting glam metal band with an image problem has come to a part of the world that suffers the same. The Middle East. Their mission: shoot three music videos, and get out alive.

The band are furious though when they learn that their manager has given the job of directing the videos to a relatively inexperienced Jordanian film maker. Worse still, his name is Anas, and the band feels this is inappropriate for someone spear-heading their image campaign.

Time is running out, budgets are cut, band members are quitting, and tempers are rising higher than Thor’s mighty thunderclouds. Anas is determined to weather these storms and help his heroes find an image that matches their “voice”. He feels the immense pressure placed on him though, for as he knows too well; in a world that rocks, image makes the difference. A mockumentary homage to Spinal Tap.

Filmmakers in attendance

Screens with:

World Premiere
Locally made ‘Melt’ follows the story of Lena, a disillusioned teenager struggling to find balance in her life and growing weary of her unconventional upbringing. It is a meditation on the relationships we build and destroy.

Byron Premiere
An horrific schoolroom accident involving Mr Jones’ son, sparks a most unusual and comedic case of post-traumatic stress disorder.