Because of Big Noise's efforts, Billy Hinsche's
documentary 'Dennis Wilson Forever' was placed on the
Official Ballot for the 2009 Grammy Awards by the National
Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for Best Long Form
Buy the film now!
After three years in the making, this powerful documentary
on the life of one of the most interesting, creative, and
lovable members of the Beach Boys, Dennis Wilson, is now available
on DVD! 'Dennis Wilson Forever' was produced and directed by
Dennis' brother-in-law and long-time Beach Boys sideman Billy
Hinsche, who shared many years on stage with Dennis throughout
the most memorable times of his professional career.
Filled with fascinating, funny, outrageous anecdotes about Dennis
the surfer, drummer, race car driver, songwriter and friend,
the film is an insightful, honest, loving look at the incredible
life of the legendary Beach Boys drummer as seen through the
eyes of those who knew him best; containing over thirty different
interviews conducted from 2004-2007 with family members, close friends, fellow musicians,
co-workers, admirers, and members of the Beach Boys past and
You will be moved to laughter and tears while hearing
about some of his many adventures and how he inspired and
touched the lives of those with whom he came into contact
over the years. This full-length feature film includes vintage
black & white photos and footage of Dennis and the Beach Boys during their
summer tour of the Midwest in May 1974. The soundtrack incorporates Billy's song "One in
a Million" (written for Dennis) into the body of the film.
"This is great stuff. Beach
Boys fans (and not just the serious, scholarly ones) should
definitely get a hold of this DVD, and get to know the 'Real
Beach Boy,' as seen through the eyes of a wonderful collection
of people who knew him, loved him, played with him, partied
with him, cried with him, made music with him, studied him...
and miss him with all of their hearts."
- Alan Boyd, Beach Boys filmmaker/archivist
"Ultimately, the whole theme
of the early Beach Boys, to me, comes from Dennis."
- Domenic Priore, Beach Boys author
"He was like my first mentor
in playing rock 'n' roll music."
- Desi Arnaz, Jr., drummer
"I always remember him being
the life of the room ó he would set it off."
- Justyn Wilson, nephew
"I always wanted to be Dennis
- John Stamos, actor
"He was the sexiest man ever."
- Carnie Wilson, niece
"He's tough on the outside and
tender on the inside ó a force to be reckoned with."
- David Pack, co-founder of Ambrosia
"He was just full of life and
love and warmth."
- Wendy Wilson, niece
"I was very aware of his material
on 'Sunflower' because he had four of the best songs on
that whole record."
- Alan Boyd, filmmaker
"It seems like every moment
with Dennis was an adventure of some sort."
- Matt Jardine, singer, percussionist
"I don't know that he ever,
himself, really appreciated his own talent."
- Barbara Wilson, former wife
"I love Dennis' music."
- Ricky Fataar, drummer, former Beach Boy
"As much as he raced through
life he still had a soft heart."
- Dewey Bunnell, co-founder of America
"Raw, gritty, heartfelt and full of
spirit and light, this film goes where no other documentary
has gone and shows a side of Dennis and his family and friends
that we've never seen before. And stories we've never heard.
It makes you feel what it was like to create music with the
man, race cars with him or just hang with him ó what it was
like to be his friend and be in his family. What it was like
to be in the room with Dennis Wilson. And all the laughter
and tears and, ultimately, joy that came with it. What was
Dennis really like? That's the question every fan asks. With
his film, Billy has answered."
- Steve Latshaw, screenwriter
"Billy's tribute to Dennis Wilson is a dream come true for
fans of the late, great drummer. It's nice to see Dennis finally
getting his due in such a loving manner by those who knew
him best. I had the good fortune of being there for a few
of the interviews and after viewing this film, learned a lot
about Dennis that isn't in any of the books or movies currently
circulating throughout the fan community. This film is a must
own for Beach Boys fans or anyone interested in classic southern
- Jeff Celentano, singer, member of Tripsitter
"What a wonderful
tribute to that immense, multifaceted presence that Dennis
was. From the bull in the china shop to the sensitive, thoughtful
artist, Billy seems to unveil it all through the stories of
Dennis' peers. Billy is the supreme musical detective."
- Ed Carter, musician
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