Artist News

New documentary hunts Metallica drummer

By | Published on Tuesday 17 April 2012


A new documentary called ‘Mission To Lars’ is to receive a limited release through Picturehouse cinemas in the UK this June. The film follows journalist Kate Spicer as she tries to help her brother Tom, who is diagnosed with Fragile X Syndrome, a form of autism, to achieve his lifelong goal of meeting Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich. The film sees the pair travel from the care home in Exmouth, Devon where Tom lives on a road trip through America in search of the musician.

Says Kate: “We had this fantasy of hitting the road with Tom and recreating some of the magic of our teenage years cruising around in £100 cars, eating Burger King and listening to heavy metal on the tape deck. We thought it would be fun, bonding. We wanted to do something good for our brother. We were also sick of him endlessly asking”.

All profits from the film will be donated to Mencap, and the soundtrack features contributions donated to the project by artists including Bob Dylan, Devendra Banhart and Blur, plus an original score written by Mike Lindsay from Tunng.

Watch the trailer for the film here: