BREAKING A MONSTER chronicles the break-out year of the band UNLOCKING THE TRUTH, following 13-year-old members Alec Atkins, Malcolm Brickhouse and Jarad Dawkins as they first encounter ... See full summary »

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Luke Meyer
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Malcolm Brickhouse Malcolm Brickhouse ... Self
Jarad Dawkins Jarad Dawkins ... Self
Alec Atkins Alec Atkins ... Self
Alan Sacks Alan Sacks ... Self
Annette Jackson Annette Jackson ... Self
Kevin Jonas ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gary Adelman Gary Adelman ... Self
Gloria Atkins Gloria Atkins ... Self
Tracey Brickhouse Tracey Brickhouse ... Self
Ernestine Charles Ernestine Charles ... Self
Jolene Cherry Jolene Cherry ... Self
Moe Dawkins Moe Dawkins ... Self
Tabitha Dawkins Tabitha Dawkins ... Self
Jamik Headley Jamik Headley ... Self
Johnny Karkazis Johnny Karkazis ... Self
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BREAKING A MONSTER chronicles the break-out year of the band UNLOCKING THE TRUTH, following 13-year-old members Alec Atkins, Malcolm Brickhouse and Jarad Dawkins as they first encounter stardom and the music industry, transcending childhood to become the rock stars they always dreamed of being.

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A Film About Unlocking the Truth


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Not Rated

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A Cracking Rockumentary
8 August 2015 | by Albert_OrrSee all my reviews

Breaking a Monster is a fascinating rockumentary about 3 teenage boys caught in the absurdity of the music industry.

The film introduces us to Malcolm, Jarad and Alec - three 13 year-old African American musicians from Brooklyn who play heavy metal music on the streets of New York City. When one of their youtube videos goes viral, a music producer called Alan Sacks signs them onto a 5 album record deal with Sony Music. Without any recordings or music videos, the trio embark on a US tour whilst simultaneously being dragged from meeting to meeting with old, white, music executives.

Although the music in the film is incredible, and the boys themselves are super charismatic, the crux of the intrigue here is the relationship between Sacks and the 3 teenagers. His attempts to 'guide' them into fame are met with their teenage desire to question and misbehave. The boys interrogate Sacks on when they will see the money from their 'million-dollar' contract, and try and sneak into his fridge during recording sessions to drink more coca-cola.

Breaking a Monster is as funny as it is insightful, the 3 boys are intelligent, talented, and hilarious. They have so much personality, and are so unique in their own way, you can imagine they'd get famous regardless of the route. This film was real winner for me, and while the ending felt like a cliffhanger, it enticed me to go straight online and keep the story going.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Breaking A Monster: A film about Unlocking the Truth See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$1,302, 26 June 2016

Gross USA:

$4,212

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,212
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