Filmed during a breast cancer fundraiser shut down by a fleet of police, Shwatarded retells the antics unfolding live on handheld cameras as these punk rock undergods attempt the improbable.
The story of one woman leading four punk bands into the heart of a suburban city, shattering a thousand stigmas in one action packed, fun filled, riotous rainy afternoon in beautiful downtown Oshawa, Ontario.
What happens next is almost impossible to imagine.
Introducing Tamara LeClair, and starring the kings of Toronto Punk, The 3Tards, and the hardest working band in Rock’n’Roll, The Groopies. Featuring appearances by Canadian Conservative MP Colin Carrie, Oshawa City Councilors April Cullen, and Tito Dante Marimpietri, Shwatarded is a politically charged musical documentary piece that bridges the gap between punk and politician, and promises to change the world around it.
SHWATARDED is a first feature production for Tamara and her creative partner Kevin LeClair, as well as a first in filmmaking. Shwatarded was shot by independent artists, entirely improvised, using contributed resources and materials, produced and premiered in under three months. No public sponsor or government funding was provided for the production or promotion of Shwatarded. Shwatarded marries media of all forms simultaneously on three different platforms (movie screen, internet, and live) to produce an immersive experience for its audience.