Van Duren - Waiting: The Van Duren Story (DVD)

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A long forgotten powerpop artist from the ashes of Big Star gets discovered by two Australians, determined to find out his true story.

Award winning documentary on the lost Memphis powerpop artist, Van Duren. From the ashes of Big Star in Memphis, Duren played in bands with Jody Stephens and Chris Bell, before being led to New Haven by manager Andrew Loog Oldham of the Rolling Stones. Forty years later, two Australians discover his music and on a drunken promise, embark on an amazing journey to make a film about the artist touted as 'the next Paul McCartney'. There's only one catch - Wade and Greg have never made a movie before, so it's learn as they go.

Their quest leads them to con men, rock stars and Scientologists, as they uncover the dark secrets that kept Duren's second album from ever being released. Despite one setback after another, they soldier on, until they realise he doesn't own the rights to his music. Without the music, how will they complete the film?

After meeting Van Duren at Ardent Studios in Memphis, they realise that they are now part of the story, and must help Duren get his music rights back. This is a real-life Searching for Sugarman with a feel-good approach as two Aussies venture across the globe to discover the driving passion of music, and the commitment to fulfil a promise. Features Jody Stephens, Andrew Loog Oldham, HIlly Michaels, Greg Morrow and Mickey Curry.

Limited edition digipak Collectors Edition features extended interviews with Andrew Loog Oldham (Rolling Stones), Jody Stephens (Big Star) and Terry Manning (Ardent Studios).


Bonus Materials

  • Interview with Andrew Loog Oldham (Rolling Stones)
  • Interview with Jody Stephens (Big Star)
  • Interview with Terry Manning (Ardent Studios)
  • Behind the scenes footage


Cast & Crew

  •       Van Duren
  •       Jody Stephens
  •       Andrew Loog Oldham
  •       Hilly Michaels
  •       Mickey Curry
  •       Greg Morrow
  •       Jon Tiven
  •       Christine Ohlman

Director: Wade Jackson

Director: Greg Carey

Director: Wade Jackson and Greg Carey

Producer: Jonathan Sequeira

Additional Details


Genre: Pop/Rock

Language: English

Run Time: 79 mins

Region: 0

Release Date: 08/19/22

UPC: 790490275131

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