“You Make Me Wanna Rock!” at the Somerville Theater May 15

You-Rock-Poster_DIGITALPilotgroove Pictures was back in action last week, wrapping production on their fourteenth short. The latest film, You Make Me Wanna Rock! will make its theatrical debut at the Boston 48 Hour Film Project Group B screening, Monday May 15 at 9PM at the Somerville Theater.

You Make Me Wanna Rock! is a buddy comedy celebrating all things music and movies. It follows two friends through a series of wise-cracking non-adventures. All is not well for John Smith (Aaron Compagna). With the help of his friend Alex Green (Jay Chanoine) and the power of rock, on his side he looks to quiet the noises in his head and shed what’s been haunting him.

You Make Me Wanna Rock! is the 14th 48 Hour Film Project from Pilotgroove Pictures and the 10th from award-winning writing/directing tandem, P.J. Huot and Ben Peirce. It was conceived, written, shot, and edited between May 5-7, 2023 as part of the Boston 48 Hour Film Project. The required elements were:

Character: Alexandre Green, tattoo artist
Prop: a pizza box
Line: “She’ll never know”
Genre: Buddy Film

The film strikes a personal chord (pun intended) with Pilotgroove Pictures producers. Peirce had this to say in his letter to the cast & crew…

“It’s not just that it’s funny and heartfelt and so [expletive] technically-beautiful and well-acted that it makes me wanna puke—which it does… It’s that it’s a perfect telling of the exact story I needed to hear. I don’t think I had any idea how badly I NEEDED this, until it came spilling out of your hearts and onto the screen.”


Tickets for the Group B screening are on sale now from the Somerville Theater box office. Click here to order.


A remastered version of You Make Me Wanna Rock! will be available here at pilotgroove.com immediately following the premiere screening. An extended cut will be released later this month.

(Available after the live Premiere)

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