Joe Lynn Turner will be featured in the upcoming documentary Street of Dreams, which is currently in postproduction in Norway to be premiered at the Trondheim Dokumentarfestival on November 29.
The film is about Norwegian bass player Jan Erling Holberg — the man behind JLT’s 2011 album Sense of Time. Although educated at LIPA, Jan Erling never made his way into the world of the stars. Meanwhile, he has been living a normal family life with wife and kids in a small community in Norway. He had everything a man could ever want. House, boat, stabile job and a beautiful family. Despite of this, Jan Erling got depressed. His 30 year old ambition of becoming a professional musician seemed to fade away into a suburban dream. Jan Erling decided to do something about it before it was too late.
Recording demos at night resulted in a handful of tracks that raised the attention of his childhood hero Joe Lynn Turner. Jan Erling quit his job, raised the money on his own and a year later he was closer than ever before to fulfil his dream.
Director Håvard Gossé Bergseth says:
This is an universal story of never giving up, seizing the day and following your heart. We want to give the viewer the feelgood-sensation as we follow our main character, Jan Erling, at home, in the studio, the kindergarden, skiing in the mountains and of course on tour. But will Jan Erling ever become a rockstar? My goal for this film is to reach out to a broad audience. This is not only a film for the fans of Joe Lynn Turner, but for every preson that ever had a dream about wanting more of life than the A4-existece.
The documentary movie will follow Jan Erling through the beautiful landscape of Norway as he gets his first and only chance of a major breakthrough on tour with his favourite vocalist of all times – Joe Lynn Turner. We will follow him on his ups and downs to see if his dream of becoming a rock star will be realized or if he has to go back to his former job and a anonymous life in his wooden house by the fjord.
The project have recieved financial support from Midtnorsk Filmsenter and Hemne Kommune.
Produced by Christian Falch @ Gammaglimt AS
Directed by Håvard Gossé Bergseth
Cinematography by Viggo Knudsen
Edited by Marius Smit
Thanks to Gustavo Solinas for the info.