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The Greatest One-Hit Wonder You’ve Never Heard Of

“Fitzpatrick’s fascination becomes ours”

- Films Gone Wild

“It’s just an incredible movie. I can’t wait until everyone can watch this”

- BS Movies

"Totally captivated. A great work of art."

- Little Okieland

Mike Hosty is a comedic one-man-band legend in Oklahoma. He doesn’t have a promoter or gimmick to get plays on Spotify.  Those who know his talents swear by him.  His sound fills up the room of a 4-piece band without relying on drum loops or triggers. There is simply nobody on earth quite like him.

His song “Oklahoma Breakdown” was covered by Red Dirt artist Stoney Larue and blew up so much in Texas that it was the top-selling single for all of 2007.
 

This documentary explores why a legend of the underground avoids the limelight when he could be a millionaire.

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DIRECTOR's NOTE

In the late ’90s in Norman, Oklahoma I came across an artist that would forever stick with me. The band Heater and a couple of years later, the Mike Hosty Trio, featured a guitarist whose sound was irresistible.  College kids like myself were required to hit the dance floor – everyone was there dancing to the B-3 Organ of the Trio’s Chris Wiser and of course, that Mike Hosty beat.
 
For years of seeking the entertainment calendar every time I came back to Oklahoma, my immediate thought was always “Where is Hosty playing tonight”?  In 2016, I no longer had a full-time job, so I wanted to tackle a side project. A documentary on Mike Hosty was the first thing on my mind. It had to be done. 
 
Drawing inspiration from Hosty himself, a very DIY approach, the project has taken over 5 years but I finally felt it worthy enough to release for fans that yearn for a deeper dive into all things Mike Hosty. And for those that are being introduced to him for the first time, you owe it to yourself and to Mike to spread the word.  After all, everyone likes to laugh and have a good time – that is what Mike Hosty is all about.
 

In the PRESS

Review: Films Gone Wild

Christopher Fitzpatrick’s OKLAHOMA BREAKDOWN profiles a one-of-a-kind one-hit iconoclast

Oklahoma Breakdown: The Mike Hosty Story - Film Review

"I went to the DeadCenter Film Festival Showing of ‘Oklahoma Breakdown: The Mike Hosty Story’ at Harkin’s Theater on Sunday June 12th, and was totally captivated by the film..."

“I’ve made six music documentaries, and as soon as the credits rolled on Oklahoma Breakdown I was angry I hadn’t discovered Mike Hosty first and made a seventh. A one-of-a-kind film about a one-of-a-kind artist. It’s loud, brash, funny, and laced with chaotic emotion. If you love rock n roll, especially in a raw, unadulterated form, you will become a fan of Mike Hosty and love every damn second of Oklahoma Breakdown.” 

– Gorman Bechard, Executive Director/Lead Programmer of NHDocs

In Oklahoma Breakdown, a DFW Filmmaker Shines a Light on an Underground Music Legend

Christopher Fitzpatrick’s documentary, making its Texas debut at the Lone Star Film Festival, puts the limelight on Oklahoman musician/comedian Mike Hosty.

Screenings

Date

Event

Location

Ticket Information

April 8th, 2022

Phoenix Film Festival

Phoenix, AZ

April 9th, 2022

Phoenix Film Festival

Phoenix, AZ

April 10th, 2022

Phoenix Film Festival

Phoenix, AZ

June 12th, 2022

deadCenter Film Festival

Oklahoma City, OK

Oct. 5th, 2022

Lonely Seal Festival

Arlington, MA

Oct. 13th, 2022

NHDocs Festival – Live Performance by Hosty

New Haven, CT

Oct. 22nd, 2022

NHDocs Festival

New Haven, CT

Nov. 11th, 2022

Lone Star Film Festival

Ft. Worth, TX

Jan. 29th, 2023

Cinema on the Bayou Festival

Lafayette, LA

March 3rd, 2023

Oxford Film Festival

Oxford, MS

April 21st, 2023

Crossroads of Texas Film and Music Festival – special guest Cody Canada

Waxahachie, TX

April 26th, 2023

Julien Dubuque Film Festival

Dubuque, IA

April 26th, 2023

SLO Film Fest

San Luis Obispo, CA

April 27th, 2023

Norman Music Festival

Norman, OK

April 30th, 2023

Julien Dubuque Film Festival

Dubuque, IA

May 2nd, 2023

SLO Film Fest – Hosty Performs

Paso Robles, CA

June 2nd, 2023

Hill Country Film Festival

Fredricksburg, TX

June 14th, 2023

Circle Cinema Festival

Tulsa, OK

July 27th, 2023

Texas Theater

Dallas, TX

Aug 4th, 2023

Tennessee Int’l Indie Film Fest

Nashville, TN

Feb 22nd, 2024
 
Stillwater Community Center
 

Stillwater, OK

Mar 1st, 2024
 
Best Video & Cultural Center
 

Hamden, CT

Mar 12th, 2024
 
Schreiner University
 

Kerrville, TX

May 16th, 2024
 
TBD
 

Denver, CO

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OKLAHOMA BREAKDOWN FUNDRAISER

This has been the ride of my life, but the most important part of the journey is happening right now. Since starting this project in late 2016 I have not asked for one cent to help fund this project, mostly out of pride and my own naivety. But to finish the job and to get Mike Hosty’s story out to the world, I need to secure distribution. And that will require securing final rights, legal and insurance. This could very well cost more than the entire budget of the film to this point. I now realize that I cannot do all of this alone.
 
Hourglass24 has chosen OKLAHOMA BREAKDOWN to highlight and help raise funds to cross the finish line. On May 25th, we raised $9,000 in 24 hours, but we still are well short of the goal of $24,000. Any funds that happen to exceed these expenses will be put straight back into the film, including the marketing of it, which is where most movies fall short.
 
If donating (below) is something you can do, that means everything.

Any donation helps, but here are some rewards for your generosity:

*includes Tshirt and signed Poster

$25 Name in the Final Credits

$50 Oklahoma Breakdown Bumper Sticker

$100  Oklahoma Breakdown 11×17 Poster 

$250  Oklahoma Breakdown T-Shirt (S-XXXL) 

$500  T-shirt and signed 11×17 Poster by Director and Mike Hosty

$750  Private Zoom Screening of the Film + Director Q/A

$1000  Mike Hosty will record a personal song for you*

$2500  Associate Producer Credit*

$5000  Co-Producer Credit*

$7500  DIRECTOR’S CUT: Private screening at your house with the Director*

$10,000  AWARD NOMINEE: Executive Producer Credit*

$15,000  AUDIENCE CHOICE: Private Screening + Mike Hosty concert at your house* 

$30,000  BEST DIRECTOR: Mike Hosty and Chris Wiser perform a private Trio show + Executive Producer Credit*

$50,000  GRAND PRIZE: Brand Sponsorship – Company Logo at Start of Film, Company Credit and Logo on the Movie Poster, Executive Producer

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Thank you so much for believing in this project!
 – Christopher Fitzpatrick