A Rock n Roll Film about Life, Death and Bodily Functions
2009, 24p, 99 min.
Pat Spurgeon is a talented and professional musician who works hard to be where he is today. As a multi-instrumentalist, Pat is an integral part of the indie pop band Rogue Wave. They have performed all over the world increasing their fan base with every tour and offering to date three critically acclaimed albums.
Pat has every reason to be excited about his band's accomplishments, as well as their exciting future. In addition to giving the band everything he's got, Pat has had to deal with kidney failure and the parameters that have been set for him by his situation.
This is nothing new to Pat, as he's been dealing with his pre-existing condition most of his life. After the success of his first kidney transplant 13 years ago, the kidney started to fail just as Rogue Wave started to take off.
D tour chronicles Pat's search for a living organ donor and the challenges associated with finding a viable match. Pat's choice to keep touring and working toward the band's goals is put to the test; the absolute need to perform dialysis daily and to focus on his health become top priority while being on the road. D tour also addresses issues with the U.S. health care system, the lack of affordable insurance, the importance of organ donation, and much more.
Featuring live performances from Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), Nada Surf, John Vanderslice, The Moore Brothers, and of course Rogue Wave.
Produced, Directed, Photographed & Co-Edited by Jim Granato
OFFICIAL D TOUR WEBSITE www.dtourmovie.com
On November 10 Granato's feature length documentary, "D tour" will premiere on the Emmy Award winning series Independent Lens on PBS. Check local listings.