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Breaking a Monster

Director: Luke Meyer Run Time: 92 min. Format: DCP Rating: NR Release Year: 2015

Starring: Alan Sacks, Alec Atkins, Annette Jackson, Jarad Dawkins, Malcom Brickhouse

Nitehawk’s MUSIC DRIVEN presents a screening of BREAKING A MONSTER.

Q&A with director Luke Meyer, and Unlocking The Truth band members Jarad Dawkins and Malcom Brickhouse.

Breaking a Monster begins as the band members of Unlocking The Truth are all in 7th grade, spending their weekends playing metal music in Times Square – often to substantial crowds. They take on a 70-year-old industry veteran manager. With his guidance they are soon on their way to a $1.8M record deal with Sony Music.

Anything feels possible, and the eyes of the world are upon them. The boys are coming of age, not only as they become professional musicians, but also as they transcend childhood and step into adulthood. The sudden breakout of any band, let alone one of pre-teens, is an extremely narrow and specific period in time – Breaking a Monster is the story of this rapid transformation.