The Last Beat
Inspired by Jim Morrison’s final days in Paris, “The Last Beat” is an erotic, lyrical, and music-filled feature film, directed by Sundance alumni Robert Saitzyk.
The Last Beat is a fictional film that attempts to explore the psychology of who Jim Morrison might have been at the end of his life. We don’t want to tell a story about how Morrison might have died in a bathtub or in a club in Paris.
We want to go beyond the idea of celebrity death—this sad obsession with celebrity death our culture seems to have.
We also want to tell a story that delves into the times and have that inform our story as well, and by fictionalizing, I honestly believe we are getting closer to the truth of what might have happened, but more importantly, who this person might have been right at the point he left this earth.
When you explore characters in that crucial time, you find a lot of humor, tragedy, and intensity all balled up into one.
— Robert Saitzyk, writer/director (via Indiegogo)