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Project of the Day: A Young DJ Promises 'We Will Riot'

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire May 1, 2012 at 9:16AM

Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
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Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments.

"We Will Riot"

Logline:

A film about beats, love, friendship, and the system that destroys it all.

Elevator Pitch:

Luke is an up-and-coming DJ from an affluent New York family, a Lithuanian father and an African-American mother. When Luke hears from his estranged grandmother in Lithuania, he defies his parents and flies to meet her. He falls in love with the city, a rebellious girl, Marta, and the local music scene - the beatmakers - promoted by an aggressive gay manager, Andy. 
 
His grandmother's connections with the municipality get Luke a deal to become the manager of a new nightclub... but the deal turns out to be rotten, forcing Luke to rebel in ways he never imagined.
 

Production Team:

Producer/Director: Romas Zabarauskas
Music Supervisor: Mark Splinter
Cinematographer: Ville Piippo
Editor: Gintarė Sokelytė
Cast: Ebeneezer Nii Sowah, Vilma Kutavičiūtė, Šarūnas Zenkevičius

About the Production:

"We Will Riot was inspired by my experience living in two different worlds: among a group of young and talented beatmakers in my home country Lithuania, who are already attracting the attention of tastemakers like Radiohead and Mary Anne Hobbs. Second, the nation's corrupt and self-serving politics, an open secret in Lithuania, which the youth of the country, like their counterparts around the world, are slowly starting to address. With this film, I'll try to question the possibilities of honest peaceful protest in an age when we're all part of the injustice that surrounds us." -- Romas Zabarauskas

Current Status:

Pre-production.

For more information and to support this project:

Film Website

Kickstarter Page

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