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Do It for Johnny (2007)

Is Hollywood as impenetrable as notoriously thought? Indie filmmakers, Haylar Garcia, Darcy Grabowski and Scott Baxendale spent two and a half years finding out. In 2004 they completed a ... See full summary »

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Haylar Garcia

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Haylar Garcia
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Mark Anthony Griffin Mark Anthony Griffin ... Bad Bax (as Mark Griffin)
Mark Steven Grove ... Guy Paris
Jennifer Summers ... Mrs. Paris
J. Michael Weiss ... Hoffman
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Is Hollywood as impenetrable as notoriously thought? Indie filmmakers, Haylar Garcia, Darcy Grabowski and Scott Baxendale spent two and a half years finding out. In 2004 they completed a bio-script based on the colorful life of Baxendale as a celebrity guitar builder and musician turned vicious criminal. Longing to do the story justice they dreamed of attaching a big star, and even more importantly a star who could actually play guitar. It wasn't long before their sights became transfixed on ex-musician turned actor Johnny Depp, who at the time was just off a career-catapulting role as Captain Jack in the first Pirates film. As they brainstormed ways to get the script to Depp, something dawned on Garcia (Writer/Director). The process of three nobodies from Denver Colorado trying to get the attention of one of the biggest stars on Earth, and more specifically getting him to read their unknown, unsolicited, and unfunded screenplay would all make for a great documentary. Knowing their ... Written by Anonymous

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Indie filmmakers try to trump the Hollywood engine and get their unknown and unfunded screenplay into the hands of mega-star Johnny Depp

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Documentary | Music

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English

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1 January 2007 (USA) See more »

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Colorado, USA See more »

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Tao Engine Philms See more »
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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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An inspiring independent film with a message of never giving up on your dreams.
13 April 2007 | by vgrabowskiSee all my reviews

I had the honor of watching the germ of an idea turn into a completed piece of work. I shared the excitement of each forward step this talented group achieved and felt the pain of each setback. This being said, The documentary do it for johnny truly exhibits the roller-coaster ride taken by Haylar Garcia and Darcy Grabowski. Haylar's compilation of the demanding quest is masterfully executed with humorous segues. As Production Manager, Darcy's unending devotion and ingenuity are inspiring. This documentary made me laugh and cry. I cried with empathy and with pride. I laughed with pure joy at the group's triumphs. The group's perseverance and dedication are to be admired. The directing and editing are both brilliant and witty. I recommend this documentary to all for its message of never giving up on your dreams.


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