Man in the Camo Jacket is a feature-length documentary film that tells the story of iconic Welsh rock musician Mike Peters, his rise to fame, battle with cancer, and inspiring climb back as he enlists some of the world’s top musicians to help save the lives of cancer patients around the globe through his charity Love Hope Strength.
Produced by Kaleidoscope Pictures, the film will premiere in the USA this April with screenings at The Dallas International Film Festival (April 3rd) and at the American Documentary Film Festival, Palm Springs on April 4th. Both screenings will be accompanied by acoustic sets and Q & A with Mike Peters himself.
Other screenings will take place at the Newport Beach Film Festival, California (April 20th -27th) and also as part of the Mike Peters and The Alarm USA Gathering event at UCLA, Los Angeles on April 22nd and an already SOLD OUT New York City Gathering at The Gramercy Theatre on April 29th.
Man In The Camo Jacket will hit the road with an accompanying Love Hope Strength ‘Get On The List’ bone marrow donor drive at each screening, leading to the registration of new donors and the potential for even more lives to be saved. To date, the Love Hope Strength ‘Get On The List’ program, has (in partnership with DKMS), registered over 150,000 people and located more than 2,800 potentially life saving matches.
Filmed over the course of eight years, the film documents Mike’s journeys to the summits of the world’s tallest mountains and to the depths of his regular chemotherapy treatments and features one of a kind performances and contributions from legendary rock musicians including:
- Billy Bragg
- Billy Duffy (The Cult)
- Captain Sensible (The Damned)
- Cy Curnin (The Fixx)
- Dave Wakeling (The English Beat)
- Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses)
- Fred Armisen (SNL, Portlandia)
- Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats)
- Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins)
- Glenn TIlbrook (Squeeze)
- Miles Zuniga (Fastball)
- James Stevenson (The Alarm, Gen X, Gene Loves Jezebel)
- Stephen ‘Smiley’ Barnard (The Alarm, Archive, Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros)
- Craig Adams (The Alarm, Sisters Of Mercy & The Mission)
- Nigel “Twist” Phillips (The Alarm)
- Eddie Macdonald (The Alarm)
- Dave Sharp (The Alarm)
- Richard Blade (KROQ, XFM’s FIRST WAVE)
- Martha Quinn (MTV)