Makin’ It - a rock band’s journey

 

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NEVADA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL

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RIVERSIDE INT’L FILM FESTIVAL

THE STORY:

In 1963, while still in Junior High School, Santa Barbara born and raised brothers, Ernie, Cory and Brian Orosco formed a rock band that is still active today.  Santa Barbara filmmakers John Ferry and Grace De Soto Ferry take you on the Band's journey, in their own words and music.

Their story begins in 1942 when their father, a young sailor on a troop ship in Guadalcanal, fearing that he would die in this terrifying war uttered a prayer: "Lord, I want to live, I want to go home, I want to get married and have three sons, I want them to be musicians."

His prayer was answered.  Ernie joined The Cordels, Santa Barbara’s first band, and soon with his brothers formed his own band Ernie and The Emperors.  This was one of the earliest Rock 'n Roll bands on the Central Coast of California.  The Orosco brothers witnessed the birth of Rock 'n Roll and were willing participants in helping this new style of music flourish and grow.

In the forty-eight years they have performed together, playing their original compositions, they have met and played with the great and near great and garnered contracts with major labels. They have toured in a van, a pickup truck with a camper and a tour bus. Between gigs they established a recording studio where countless young musicians came to practice, record and get encouragement and advice from the brothers.  Today they continue to entertain under the name The Brian Faith Band, playing their unique brand of music.

“It’s truly astounding the spirit of innovation and tenacity these guys possess. 

This is a sensitive, insightful film...An intimate look into their lives and hearts.”

- SK Waller, Author of Beyond the Bridge, A Rock & Roll Trilogy

“Makin’ It” is recommended viewing for anyone about to join a band, and should be required for those considering forming one with members of their own families...This film is a refreshing reminder that there still exist those who practice their art just because it makes them feel good, and who haven’t destroyed themselves in the process.”

-James. A Gardner, Blogcritics

Background photo by Ilka Hartmann

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