The story of an iconic guitar player who has lived a life of extreme highs and lows. After losing the publishing rights of his own songs and combatting dangerous addictions, the legendary W.A.S.P. guitarist is shown starting over from scratch while living at his mother-in-law’s in Cannes, France as he puts together with his wife a brand new band and a brand new musical role as not only the main guitarist, but now as the actual lead singer of this newly-born musical project aptly named Mean Man.
As we follow him along, he meets many fans and proves that he still is the showman he was as a young and famous rockstar.
This musical journey draws parallel stories of the rise, fall and rebirth of Chris Holmes, and combines archival footage, interviews with past and present bandmembers and musical peers, family members and childhood friends – interspersed with beautifully filmed concert performances of Holmes’ current solo band.
Director: Antoine de Montremy
Writer: Antoine de Montremy, Laurent Hart
Producer: Antoine de Montremy, Sarah Holmes, Julie Houdelette
Country of Origin: France
Documentary – Music, Life
Berlin Lift-Off 2021