John Waite – The Hard Way (2022)

Zimbelism (2017)

When music is your whole life, and suddenly life gets interrupted…In lost and rare archival music videos, photos, and very personal and candid lock-down interviews, the film finds 80s rock icon John Waite reflecting back on his 5-decade career. From pioneer rock-video band The Babys in the 1970’s to his breakthrough as a solo artist in the early days of MTV, to touring with an actual Beatle, John recounts his struggles inside the commercialized world of the music business and his independent pursuits as a self-powered solo, live music artist. For the past 30 years John’s “Do It Yourself” touring and live performances around the world have been his way to survive in life both financially, and as he comes to terms with it in our film – emotionally. When performing live is suddenly not an option – he’s forced to finally confront himself.

Genre: Documentary

Director: Mike J. Nichols

Producer: Michele Farinola, Scott Wright, Norm Waitt, Mike J. Nichols, Tom Corrao

Writer: Mike J. Nichols, Scott Wright

Cast: John Waite, Diane Warren, Neil Giraldo, Joni Allen, Ron Stone, Ron Nevison, Gary Gersh