Hired Gun: My Life on the Fringes of Rock 'n' Roll by Scott Sawitz | Script Revolution

Hired Gun: My Life on the Fringes of Rock 'n' Roll

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The long time drummer of an 80s cover band gets a chance to be in the biggest rock band in the world.
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Nate Ricketts is a hired gun in the musical industry; he's a studio musician famous bands bring in to redo tracks for them for no credit and a one time fee. After failing at his chance to get his childhood dream job, the drummer of KISS, Nate spends his life playing music for other people both professionally (as a hired gun for a studio) and personally (as the drummer for an 80s hair metal cover band).

When his old friend, and lead singer of one of the biggest bands in the world, offers him a spot to finish up their tour Nate will have to decide between pursuing a long abandoned dream of rockstardom or a quiet life in the suburbs.

Submitted: June 26, 2019
Last Updated: February 9, 2020

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The Writer: Scott Sawitz

Character-centric writer who's a whiz with dialogue. I like to find people at a specific point in their life, how they got there and how they deal with the consequences of their actions. I funded, cast, lensed and released a web series in under a calendar year. You can watch "Confessions of a Superhero" on YouTube in its entirety. My latest short film, "The Executioner's Dilemma" is currently on the festival circuit and can be viewed on YouTube. My original screenplay "The Merc: Fake Tales of a Real Man" was optioned by Pause 'n' Rewind Studios in December 2017 Go to bio

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