Joey Santiago of Pixies fame is set to appear in his first film, The Bridge, written and directed by Bobby Field. Joe Elliot (Def Leppard) and Al Jourgensen (Ministry) are also set to appear in the film.
The Bridge is designed to appeal to fans of rock ‘n’ roll, focusing on a small town musical prodigy at a crossroads in his life, torn between exorcising the demons of his past or continuing down the same self-destructive path. Santiago will portray a shady, acoustic guitar-playing motel owner that interacts with the main character.
Appearing along members of such prominent acts, Santiago has said:
“Being part of a cast that includes musicians from Ministry, Def Leppard, Twisted Sister and Thin Lizzy, I really feel like the odd-man out. But I’m really excited about being involved.”
Shooting is set to begin in mid-2015. Funding is being crowd sourced through IndieGoGo, allowing contributors to bid on rewards. One of the more interesting packages includes a home cooked pasta dinner from Santiago for you and five of your friends.
Santiago has also been active with the Pixies, who just released the deluxe reissue Pixies: Doolittle 25 December 2 on 4AD.