Bob and the Monster
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2011 | 86 min | Documentary Feature
Directed by: Keirda BahruthUSA
Cast & Credits
Writer: Keirda Bahruth
A documentary chronicling the life of charismatic singer/songwriter Bob Forrest, from his days as front man for indie rock band Thelonious Monster, through his life-threatening struggle with addiction, to his triumph and transformation into one of the most influential addiction counselors in the US today.
BOB AND THE MONSTER crafts contemporary footage, animation and compelling interviews with rare archival performances and exclusive personal videos from Bob's past to reveal the complex layers of this troubled, but optimistic soul. Testimony from his peers, including Courtney Love, Anthony Kiedis and Flea add texture, but it's the depth of Bob's music, interwoven throughout the film, that illuminates this unforgettable and truly inspirational story.
Director Keirda Bahruth has spent six years filming Bob Forrest and depicts a fascinating portrait of an intrepid soul whose passion for living is unparalleled.
About the Director
Keirda Bahruth is a longtime veteran of television & film production, most notably, the producer of award-winning documentary WE LIVE IN PUBLIC.
In 2004, Bahruth founded Shaker Films and began shooting BOB AND THE MONSTER, which marks her directorial debut, about outspoken indie-rock hero Bob Forrest and his mission to transform the recovery industry.
BOB AND THE MONSTER premiered at 2011 SXSW film festival, was awarded best documentary by CIMMFest and will continue on with screenings at Hot Docs and the Cannes Film Festival this year.