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My Big Break

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if you're at all interested in celebrity -- and the damaging effects it can have on a person -- I urge you to seek out the documentary 'My Big Break', Tony Zierra's cautionary tale about the Hollywood dream, that follows roommates Wes Bentley (through his meteoric rise to fame with 'American Beauty'), Chad Lindberg 'October Sky','The Fast and the Furious') and Brad Rowe ('Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss',& 'Shelter') as they navigate their often rocky way into the business, while a fourth actor (Gregory Fawcett, or is it Wendell Gregory?) becomes insanely jealous over his roommates' success. When you see it you will understand how Bentley wound up the mess he was for the better part of a decade, and sheds light on the Britneys, Lindsays and Charlies of the world. --Kenneth Walsh, Kenneth in the 212

...controversial and strangely moving documentary about five roommates and their struggle to find and deal with fame in Hollywood.... this revealing and sometimes shocking film takes up-close and personal glimpses into the lives of actors trying to make it big. Some of them do, and are ill-prepared for what awaits them. --Peg Aloi, Boston Examiner

..Tony Zierra's real-life 'Entourage'.'My Big Break' (is) a fascinating, 10-years-in-the-making look at four young actors... and their ups and downs... --James Verniere, The Boston Herald

About the Director

Tony Zierra has been fascinated by the power of storytelling and cinema since he was a child; he was determined to make films no matter the obstacles. When time and money permitted he took film classes at New York University and later at Texas A & M and UCLA. His first documentary, Carving Out Our Name, follows the lives of four actors hoping to find success in Hollywood. The film premiered on the night of September 10, 2001 at the Toronto International Film Festival to much acclaim. Shortly after, Zierra went on the road to capture America's reaction to the attacks of September 11th. The film that emerged, titled USA The Movie, explores the cyclical nature of violence and retaliation. Zierra's recent award-winning documentary, My Big Break, is a cautionary tale about the darker side of celebrity and the consequences of fame that also includes his struggle to make his first film. Zierra is currently working on a documentary project about 9/11 titled Remembrance 2001, featuring rare footage of Ground Zero, that pays tribute to New York and its people as they rebuild and heal after the attacks.


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Product details

  • Actors: Wes Bentley, Chad Lindberg, Brad Rowe, Greg Fawcett, Tony Zierra
  • Directors: Tony Zierra
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: MBB Group
  • DVD Release Date: July 25, 2011
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0055PYWVS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #307,712 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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