Update: Dec 22nd, 2020: ABRAMORAMA to release "LONG LIVE ROCK…CELEBRATE THE CHAOS"
Abramorama just announced they have acquired worldwide distribution rights for veteran film and television producer, and longtime music supervisor, Jonathan McHugh’s directorial debut Long Live Rock...Celebrate The Chaos, a deep dive into the often misunderstood but beloved and dedicated culture of hard rock music. The film is produced by McHugh, Gary Spivack and Jonathan Platt and had its global premiere screening in Europe at the Tartuff /Black Nights Film Festival and its domestic premiere screening at The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles in February followed by a Q&A with some of the talent from the film.
Long Live Rock…Celebrate The Chaos will be launched with an online global red carpet premiere screening event on March 11 featuring a Q&A with the filmmakers, band members and some surprise guests. The following day Long Live Rock will be available to music fans around the world on Abramorama’s global direct-to-consumer and affiliate partner platform Watch Now @ Home.
Over the last few years Long Live Rock was filmed at various rock festivals around America showing the scope of just how massive these crowds are, rivaling some of the biggest destination music festivals such as Coachella and Lollapalooza. In intimate interviews, the leading titans of rock discuss the genre and the special relationship they have with their audience. Featuring members of Metallica, Guns N ‘Roses, Slipknot, Korn, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Rage Against the Machine, Greta Van Fleet, Halestorm, Machine Gun Kelley, Shinedown, and many more.
Viewers will get a front row seat to what makes hard rock fans want to crowd surf, mix it up in the mosh pit, or just throw all caution to the wind by participating in the ultimate community mayhem known as “The Wall of Death.” We follow passionate fans as they take time out from their everyday lives to commune with their “rock family” at music festivals across the U.S. or wherever the road takes them to celebrate the controlled chaos that is rock ‘n roll.
Director Jonathan McHugh stated, “Gary Spivack and I wanted to make a film celebrating the chaos of rock culture. Growing up in NYC I would do whatever it took to get in to see bands like Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and other rock icons. We were lucky enough to work with great rock stars like Motley Crue and the legendary Metallica when we met at Elektra Records in the 90’s. Now 25 years later we are so proud to partner with Abramorama to shine a light on the most passionate fans in the world and the music that drives them. Since we have not been able to attend concerts and may not for a while, we hope our film can fill this void…until the day we can all rock out together again!”
Abramorama’s CEO Richard Abramowitz said, “Given his decades long career in a world where music and movies meet, Jonathan is the ideal person to tell this story. We’re delighted to shepherd his first effort as a director out into the world.”
Evan Saxon, Abramorama’s Head of Music added, “We’re ecstatic to bring Long Live Rock…Celebrate The Chaos to music fans around the world. I’ve known Jonathan McHugh, Gary Spivack and Jonathan Platt for many years, and they know how powerful the relationship between artist and audience is. Long Live Rock takes fans from the front row to backstage. While there’s no replacing the live concert experience Long Live Rock is the next best thing.”
Jonathan McHugh has been producing, directing and music supervising film and television for decades, producing over 35 films and tv shows, and music supervising over 75 films as well as producing many gold, platinum, Emmy and Oscar-nominated films and television soundtracks. Among his many credits, McHugh produced Paramount’s Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, the Britney Spears film Crossroads, and the documentary Janis: Little Girl Blue.
LONG LIVE ROCK…CELEBRATE THE CHAOS (USA, 80 Minutes, English – Unrated) ABRAMORAMA presents a CROWD SURF FILMS production of Long Live Rock…Celebrate The Chaos. Cinematography by Jordan Rennert. Edited by Myles Erfurth. Music Composer Ruwanga Samath. Executive Produced by Gytis R. Udrys, Sara J. Kazan, Dan Zaharoni, J. Brian Urtnowski, Rob Steinberg, Michael & Catharina Plen. Produced by Jonathan Platt, Gary Spivack and Jonathan McHugh. Directed by Jonathan McHugh. For more info, click the INFO button now to visit www.longliverockmovie.com.