Comedy - Completed 2012

An aging rocker tricks the entire rock music world by releasing his new pop punk single under a fictitious teenage band's name... now he just needs to teach this rowdy bunch of kids what true punk spirit is all about!

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Sara SUGARMAN
    • Writer(s)
    • Producer(s)
    • John H. WILLIAMS, Preston Clay REED, Sara SUGARMAN
    • Synopsis
    • After a booze-fuelled post-funeral jam session, Johnny and his old band-mates from The Weapons of Happiness come up with a gem of a pop punk single. The problem is that no one is interested in re-signing a bunch of washed-up, has-been rockers. But Johnny's not one to quit easily. And he has a plan – a hoax that will reveal the sham that the music industry has become.
      Johnny and his band-mates assemble a talent-less bunch of teenagers to be the face of their new single. Holed up in a house in North Wales, the old rockers teach these young upstarts how to talk the talk and walk the walk before un-leashing them and their single upon the nation.
      It's a hit… and The Single Shots are stars. Interviews, a record deal and a spot in the Top Ten follow. The band is the hottest property in the UK and they have a charismatic leader, Drainpipe, who is destined to become rock royalty. His mother was a pretty dedicated groupie back in the day and he has the swagger and attitude of a Strummer, a Bowie or… a Johnny Jones!
      Suddenly it seems that Johnny has a little more than he is ready for. Namely a son. And a pregnant wife. And then there's the mutinous band-mate, Minto, who decides to steal some of the glory for himself and blow the whistle on the entire hoax.
      But this backfires spectacularly when the record label's lawyers get on the case and, as The Single Shots travel down to London to play their first live gig, Johnny and his band-mates are out in the cold.
      Johnny's only choice is to turn his back on the adventure and finally take on the responsibilities of adulthood… until his wife reminds him that that is not what punk spirit is all about!