Heavy Metal Drummer

Toby Macdonald

Year
2005
Runtime
5 min 43 sec
Genre
Drama
A Moroccan teenage heavy metal fan feels that his talents as a drummer are under-appreciated by his family, school and crappy band.

The film tells the story of a 15 year's old Moroccan who is the only heavy metal fan in his town Essaouira. He spends his weekends playing traditional ballads in a wedding band with his two cousins but dreams of playing thrash metal and headlining Monsters of Rock.

Main cast : Yassine Jarl, Fouzia Boutour and Salim Mohammed
Festivals :

Honorable Mention - Short filmmaking Award, Sundance Film Festival (2006)

AtomFilms Studio Award, Aspen Shortsfest (2006)

Special Jury Award for outstanding performance by a child, Aspen Shortsfest (2006)

Diploma of Merit - International Competition, Tampere International Short Film Festival (2006)

Nominated for the Best Short Film, BAFTA/LA Short Film Award (2006)

Film

Toby Macdonald Short Films Heavy Metal Drummer

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Cast
Yassine JarlBadou
Fouzia BoutourSister
Salim MohammedFather
Latifa HayanMother