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Sunday, August 31 • 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Big in Japan

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“Big in Japan” is a semi-fictionalized rock-and-roll road movie about a struggling Seattle band determined to not fade away. The film, which is based loosely on actual events, follows real life rockers, Tennis Pro, as they travel to Japan- a last ditch attempt to prevent their day jobs from becoming their careers.  Director John Jeffcoat (Outsourced) utilizes a fresh narrative approach, guerrilla production style mixed with an international storyline to craft a dynamic and entertaining story where music and film intersect on two continents and cultures to reveal simple - and oftentimes hilarious universal truths.

CAST & CREW
CAST:  Phillip Peterson, Sean Lowry, David Drury, Alex Vincent, Adam Powers
DIRECTOR: John Jeffcoat
PRODUCERS: Jannat Gargi, John Jeffcoat
MUSIC: Phillip Peterson, Tennis Pro band



Directors
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John Jeffcoat

Director, "Big In Japan"
John Jeffcoat (writer/director/ Co-DP/ producer/ editor) is an award winning writer, director and cinematographer.  He co-wrote and directed the indie comedy hit, Outsourced, and was tapped by NBC to adapt the film into a 24 part prime-time TV series.  Big in Japan is Jeffcoat’s second feature film which he wrote, directed and shot on location in Tokyo- starring Seattle band Tennis Pro.

Cast & Crew
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David Drury, Actor

DAVID DRURY has been kicked out of hundreds of casinos. A high stakes card counter who played on a successful professional blackjack team featured in the 2011 documentary Holy Rollers: The True Story of Card Counting Christians (Warner Bros.). David  is a writer and journalist whose work has appeared on CNN, National Public Radio, and in the pages of Best American Nonrequired Reading. He serves as Tennis Pro guitarist and vocalist.
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Sean Lowry, Actor

Sean Lowry is a blur on two wheels. Growing up in a small farming town, he hopped on a motorcycle, threw a gravel rooster tail on his past and hasn’t looked back since. Sean tempered his brash lifestyle into a career as an eccentric and award-winning hairstylist to the Seattle elite.  He is also a Co-producer on Big in Japan.
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Phil Peterson, Actor and Musician

PHIL PETERSON is a Seattle-based composer who studied cello from the age of 3, and began touring Europe as a principal cellist at age 17. Peterson has arranged and played on the three latest Nada Surf records, leading to performances on The Conan O’Brien Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Last Call with Carson Daly. He has also shared the stage with BB King, Kenny Loggins, Al Green, Heart, Yes, Blues Traveler, Queensrÿche and The... Read More →



Sunday August 31, 2014 12:45pm - 2:15pm
Cinema 21 616 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209

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