Make it or Die Trying with Jeff Santo’s Off The Boulevard

What’s it take to succeed? Well, sitting around in your ketchup-stained boxers in front of a computer is apparently not going to get it done. Which basically means I won’t be famous any time soon. (Sad sigh.) For guys like Troy Duffy, director of “The Boondock Saints” movies, though, that’s weak shit. Duffy says as much in the new documentary by Jeff Santo called “Off the Boulevard”. It’s not just about film directors trying to make things happen, though, it also follows two musicians, two actors, and a comedian. Check out a trailer for it below.

Off The Boulevard is a story of art and heart; and the dedication it takes to achieve your dreams. It is an entertaining and informative Documentary Feature about seven artists: two musicians (Nick Nicholson, Keith Jackson), two filmmakers (Troy Duffy, Jeff Santo), two actors (David Della Rocco, Sanel Budimlic), and one comedian (Bob Rubin), whose friendships are created through struggle and perseverance. Their journey will transcend the world of entertainment and inspire all who strive to pave their own road.

Off The Boulevard talks of trials and impeding forces common to most ardent and driven individuals in pursuit of their dream. It pinpoints the problems in a system that neglects the Independent Artist, and raises the question for a solution. Also featuring industry insights from well-knowns such as: Peter Fonda (Easy Rider), Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds), Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses), Sonny Barger (Hell’s Angels), Dan Haggerty (Grizzly Adams), and Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam).

“Off the Boulevard” is released on DVD September 7th, 2011, but you’ll be able to pre-order it from santofilms.com starting August 10th. Special features on the disc includes:

  • Celebrity Interviews
  • Rube in the Classroom
  • Nick & Keith “Stronger Than Whiskey”
  • Troy Rehearsing with BDSII Cast