Filmmaker / Musician Rebekah Starr (MY WAY) tells us about her inner drive to prove sexist views against women wrong. It motivated her to spend a year in Russia to learn a foreign language, to work on Wall Street the year after she graduated college, then to get her pilot’s certificate and commercial pilot’s certificate. She didn’t stop there, she went on to get an MBA from Carnegie Mellon and returned home to work her family business. It was when she was fired from her own family’s business that was the turning point for her to go all in on her music band, something she had always worked on over the years.
Front woman Rebekah and wild-at-heart Estonian tambourine player Annika of Rebekah Starr Band, set out on a journey across-country from rural Pennsylvania to big city Los Angeles, facing the trip’s hardships along the way, in hope of defying the odds and the doubts of small-town society.
The Rebekah Starr Band’s first charting single, “Pretty Playthings,” which broke 100 on the active rock chart in August 2011, is driving the girls up the charts and onto radio across the country. Not to mention, the girls of the Rebekah Starr Band have made two high-fashion music videos that visually showcase the band’s raw sexiness and talent. Their second video, released on itunes, youtube and fusetv Spring 2011, features a hilarious celebrity cameo appearance by screen legend Ron Jeremy.
Also expecting to make a big splash in reality documentary realm, is a soon-to-be-released documentary film that the band filmed of their tour across America to Los Angeles, California to make it big! The movie features a variety of celebrity cameo interviews, among them, Rikki Rockett of Poison, Steven Adler of Guns and Roses, and reality-TV legend Ron Jeremy. The film is chalked full of twists and turns and perilous episodes across the country, and is sure to be a hit competing in the international film festival circuit summer of 2012.