Year of production: 2012
Production company: Gammaglimt AS
Lenght: 58 minutes
Language: English / Norwegian
The Norwegian documentary STREET OF DREAMS portraits Jan E. Holberg, a bass guitar player from a small town in Norway. He just turned 47 years, but his childhood dream of becoming a touring rocker has not faded away. After going through a major mid-life depression, he realizes that now is the time to give the dream a final dedicated try.
No holds barred and aiming for the top, he reaches out with a shot in the dark to his lifelong musical hero and inspiration, Joe Lynn Turner, vocalist for legendary acts RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE and YNGVIE MALMSTEEN. Joe Lynn Turner is amazed by his demos and songwriting and flies to Norway where they aim to record an album and embark on a club tour across Norway.
Will Jan Erling’s biggest dream finally come true, or is it too late to become a rockstar?
Directors motivation: ‘This is an universal story of never giving up, seizing the day and following your heart. We want to give the viewer the feelgood-sensation as we follow our main character, Jan Erling, at home, in the studio, the kindergarden, skiing in the mountains and of course on tour. But will Jan Erling ever become a rockstar? My goal for this film is to reach out to a broad audience. This is not only a film for the fans of Joe Lynn Turner, but for every person that ever had a dream about wanting more of life than the A4- existence.’
Just hearing the name Joe Lynn Turner is enough to send shivers down the spine for any fan of classic rock. Turner has put down vocal tracks on albums with legendary artists like Rainbow, Deep Purple, Yngvie Malmsteen amongst many others. His latest contribution to the world of rock is a little bit different.
In March 2011, the album «Sense of Time» was released. The man behind the album is the anonymous Norwegian Jan Erling Holberg. Allthough educated at LIPA, bassplayer Jan Erling never made his way into the world of the stars. Meanwhile, he has been living a normal family life with wife and kids in a small community in Norway. He had everything a man could ever want. House, boat, stabile job and a beautiful family. Despite of this, Jan Erling got depressed. His 30 year old ambition of becoming a professional musician seemed to fade away into a suburban dream. Jan Erling decided to do something about it before it was too late. Recording demos at night resulted in a handful of tracks that raised the attention of his childhood hero Joe Lynn Turner. Jan Erling quit his job, raised the money on his own and a year later he was closer than ever before to fulfill his dream.
The documentary movie follows Jan Erling through the beautiful landscape of Norway as he gets his first and only chance of a major breakthrough on tour with his favorite vocalist of all times – Joe Lynn Turner. We follow him on his ups and downs to see if his dream of becoming a rockstar will be realized or if he has to go back to his former job and a anonymous life in his wooden house by the fjord.