Also gracing Madison's silver screen was Shine Like Stars, a film about Milwaukee tribute band U2Zoo. Band members Scott Neis, Brian Lang, Mike Kawcyznski and Craig Brog meticulouly study U2 (somebody had to)…
What’s especially eye-opening about the film is the quartet's passion for what it does and the seriousness with which it approaches the music… But the group tempers that with a sense of humor, too, and it's that sense of humor that keeps the band grounded and far from the shores of inflated self-importance. And it's endearing, too.
A portrait of small town artists, “Shine Like Stars” tells the story of four regular guys from Milwaukee who work 9-5 jobs by day and become rock stars by night. As U2Zoo, Wisconsin’s premier U2 tribute band sells out venues and plays to crowds of thousands while challenging the notion of what “making it” really means.
Scott Neis - Vocals
Brian Lang - Guitar/Vocals
Mike Kawczynski - Bass
Craig Brog - Drums
Dustin Leimgruber - Director, Producer, Photography, Editing, Sound Editing/Mixing
Alan Hageman - Producer, Soundboard Recordist
Nik Weiss - Sound Recordist, 2nd Camera
Jonathan Hohle - Technical Consultant
Dustin Leimgruber ( )
(Director, Producer, Director of Photography, Editor, Sound Editing/Mixing)
Dustin Leimgruber was born in Ohio and raised in Wisconsin. He has been screenwriting since the late nineties and has developed projects for several prominent production companies. He currently lives in Los Angeles.
(Producer, Soundboard Recordist)
Alan Hagemann is a Wisconsin native and graduate of MSOE. He is currently finishing his MBA at UW-Madison. He currently lives in Germantown, Wisconsin.
(Sound Recordist, 2nd Camera)
Nik Weiss is a Wisconsin native and attended UW-Milwaukee where he studied film. He has been screenwriting with Dustin Leimgruber for the past decade. He currently lives in Greenfield, Wisconsin.
Milwaukee Premiere: December 11th, 2010
Wisconsin Film Festival Trailer
Blue Bag Picturespresents
a film by
Dustin LeimgruberScott NeisBrian LangMike KawczynskiCraig Brog“Shine Like Stars”