Writer/Director: Keirda Bahruth; Executive Producers: John Battsek, Andrew Ruhemann; Producers: Rick Ballard, Keirda Bahruth & Austin Wilkin; Co-producer: Scott Pourroy; Editor: Joshua Altman; Director of Photography: Michael Simmonds; Original Music by: Josh Klinghoffer; Co- producer: Scott Pourroy.
A Shaker Films in Association with Passion Pictures.
A documentary chronicling the life of charismatic singer/songwriter Bob Forrest, from his days as front man of the indie rock band Thelonious Monster, through his life-threatening struggle with addiction, to his triumph and transformation into one of the most influential drug and alcohol counselors in the US today.
***World Premiere: SXSW Film Festival 2011***
"Describing the trajectory of BOB AND THE MONSTER that way makes it sound like the standard rock biopic: aesthetically and narratively, it's anything but." TURNSTYLE NEWS.
"...what director Keirda Bahruth captures in BOB AND THE MONSTER is the wild streak that fueled Forrest's early days as singer/songwriter who found eloquence in the mundane to his crusade against the accepted treatment of addiction." IFC NEWS
"Behind the scenes the Music meets Intervention in Keirda Bahruth's phenomenal documentary
[she] masterfully uses archival footage, home movies, photographs, staged sequences and animation to tell the epic tale that is Forrest's life
[and] spent over 6 years making BOB AND THE MONSTER and her passion shines through in every frame. It is a lovely character study, but it is also a rock-doc. It is touching, funny and full of some great music." CANDLERBLOG
"BOB AND THE MONSTER is about a guy everybody wanted to be around until he became the guy everybody assumed had died. There are animated sequences, celebrity interviews and up close looks at how Forrest lives. Over six years, she reached out to old fans on MySpace and collected the kind of footage you'd think only the Facebook generation would have - young people mugging for cameras while they pluck guitars and drink a beer or too-young-to-be-real rock stars running around stages while the audience cheers. It's grainy, sometimes shot by VHS recorders hoisted over shoulders, but its Forrest and Thelonious Monster." CNN NEWS