A little film made in Worcester, with some slightly bigger names on the cast list, is quickly gaining a cult following in New England and beyond thanks to the internet. BoyBand, Breakin’ through in ’82, stars Ming Na (“ER”), Kurt Fuller (“Boston Legal”, “Boston Public”, “Ally McBeal”), Laura Breckenridge (“Gossip Girl”), and Robert Hoffman (Step Up 2: The Streets), and was shot entirely in Worcester, Massachusetts, and likewise features a local cast of about 30. Set in the 8os, the campy film follows the story of a high school quarterback who decides during his senior year of high school to quit the team and turn his heavy metal garage band into the first boy band the country had ever seen.
The movie has garnered so much attention, it has been selected to play at the 19th annual Woods Hole Film Festival in Cape Cod on August 7th at 7PM. The film has already had runs at the Showcase Cinema in Revere, and the Showcase Cinema North in Worcester. During its June 14th-17th run in Worcester, “according to Variety magazine box office figures, BoyBand grossed $7,591 over the weekend, far out-performing on a per screen basis the top Hollywood films. Overall, BoyBand ranked 66th in the country” according to Telegram.com.