Inspired by Jim Morrison's final days in Paris, "The Last Beat" is an erotic, lyrical, and music-filled feature film, directed by Sundance filmmaker Robert Saitzyk.
Not a traditional biopic, the film is a fictional exploration of who Morrison might have been in his last moments, centering in on the poet rather than the rock star, embodied in "The Last Beat" by our character Jay Douglas. Tragic and comedic, at the film's core are Jay's broken, but passionate relationships with the two women in his life -- Clémence, a glamorous Countess, and his professed "soul-mate," Valerie Eason, an earthy red-haired beauty from golden California.
Powerful and larger-than-life themselves, both Valerie and Clémence try to embrace Jay’s restless soul in the waning days of the idealism of the 60’s -- all of them, including Jay, beginning to see that this is indeed the beginning of the end -- of their love, their world, and even their lives.
Starring Shawn Andrews ("Fix," "Dazed & Confused") and produced by American Asylum LLC.
DESERT, DREAMS AND DEATH IN INDIE DRAMA 'THE LAST BEAT' by Brian Truitt
FIRST LOOK: FINAL DAYS OF A ROCK STAR IN 'THE LAST BEAT' by Brian Truitt
EXCLUSIVE: LISTEN TO TWO SONGS FROM THE LAST BEAT, AN INDIE DRAMA LOOSELY BASED ON THE LAST DAYS OF JIM MORRISON by Matt Goldberg
"THE LAST BEAT" is chosen by Indiewire as PROJECT OF THE DAY, March 18, 2014 by Max O'Connell
PODCASTS & INTERVIEWS
An insightful, honest conversation with Jamey DuVall of Movie Geeks United!, one of THE BEST film talk shows. Jamey asks Director Robert Saitzyk some point blank questions about THE LAST BEAT's approach to fictionalizing the final days of Jim Morrison as well as why the film decided to go the crowdfunding route:
"Inside the Heart of a Poet - Fictionalizing Jim Morrison's Final Days" - an in depth interview with Director Robert Saitzyk: