Brendan Boogie's already well-known for his career as a Boston-area musician, with eight albums and hundreds of shows under his belt. But before going into music, he had years of experience a a screenwriter, and directed the 2003 documentary, "Nobody Knows: Chronicle of an Unsigned Band."
Well film fans, Brendan is back with a new project, "The Mayor of Rock and Roll," the story of Boston musicians at
various levels of success wrestling with what it means to “make it” and
how their rock and roll lives conflict with the real “adult” lives they (often
reluctantly) have to live. The aim is to tell a funny, touching story
about real people who happen to spend every waking moment being in love with
A brief synopsis of the story: Simon Saint is a big fish in the small
pond of the local rock scene who takes talented upstart Astrid Eliot
under his wing. As their musical bond grows, Simon faces the ensuing
tension from his non-musician girlfriend Samantha while Astrid's past is
thrown in her face in the form of her nationally successful ex-boyfriend
Keith, who returns to give her a glimpse of the big time. As they plan
the biggest show of the year, Simon and Astrid are forced to face what
they're willing to sacrifice to make their musical dreams reality. Of course, there will be lots and lots of music!
Movies aren't cheap to make, and even a small project like this has some hefty costs. Brendan is seeking $7,000 through Kickstarter to complete this movie, of which $1,460 has been raised. Brendan has 53 days remaining, and every dollar counts. Donations get you all sorts of great gifts, from music and film downloads, to being credited in the final product. Check out the link above and please consider supporting this great local artist!