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Rockin’ Romeo & Juliet

Synopsis
Low-budget independent musical based on the stage show. The all-original music by the band OGGI ranges from modern rock to Medieval-style chorale music and songs with the influence of the Far East. The choreography and acting style is influenced by Japanese Kabuki theatre and Bunraku puppetry, using traditional swordsmanship and the martial arts combined with traditional European drama and mime. Romeo is played as a contemporary rock star wooing Juliet with song.
Language
English
Country
Germany; United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of release
2006
Duration
90 mins
Availability
No distributor found (3/2007)

Credits

Director
David McGaw
Cinematographer
Mike Mallak
Screenplay
David McGaw; Ginger Wade
Cast
David McGawRockin’ Romeo (Romeo)
Ginger WadeJuliet (Juliet)
Michael HaboushMercutio (as Peter Sheridan Steele) (Mercutio)
Janet Vincent LeeNurse (Nurse)
Elsuko HasimotoGeisha Girl
Gregg EdwardsPrince Escalas (Escalus, Prince of Verona)
Kayo YamazakiLady Capulet (Lady Capulet)
Larry GaiberFriar John (Friar John)
Mark JueCapulet (Capulet)
OGGI 
Tristan CreeleyPeter (Peter)

Additional Details

Production type
Operas and Musicals
Historical period
No period
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Copies of the screenplay are available for sale from Chockablock Productions. A trailer can be viewed at http://oggimusic.com/featurefilm.htm (accessed 4/2007).
General
Estimated budget $500,000 and paid for by the producer. The film was shot over 6 days n Hollywood in 2005, and post-production was completed in 2006 in Hamburg, Germany.
History
The film was first screened in Germany.

Online Availability

Online URL
http://oggimusic.com/featurefilm.htm

Production Company

Name

Chockablock Productions

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