‘The Road of Excess’ is a film that talks about toxic masculinity, mental health, addiction, fame and what happens when it’s gone. The film explores these themes through the eyes of ex-Dirty Sanchez star Matt Pritchard and his attempt to row the Atlantic. It’s a film full of humor, friendship, and insight into the culture of fame.
Since the days of his Dirty Sanchez fame, Matt now finds redemption through sport and fitness, swapping “one addiction for another”. The story kicks off as Matt prepares to row across the Atlantic in search of meaning, but what is driving him to do this and will isolation at sea for seven weeks be the panacea he’s looking for?
Matt’s revisits his three co-stars from Dirty Sanchez; Dan, Dainton and Pancho, as well as his Mum and best mate Aide. Giving their perspective on Matt, each has a story that reveals something about the journey they’ve all been on together, and each is dealing with their issues in their own way.
Directed by: Jaime Jones
Cast: Mathew Pritchard, Mike Locke, Lee Dainton
Locations: Cardiff, Port Talbot, Llandegfedd Lake, Guerrilla Skate Park Cyncoed, Cwmbrân
Story: This is a story that starts and ends in Wales. Matt, Mike and Lee, are three of the four founding members of Dirty Sanchez. We tell the story of their rise and fall from fame.
Cyllid: Ffilm Cymru Wales
Length: 1 hour 40 minutes
Format: DCP, MOV / MP4
Accessibility: English subtitles
Dyddiad: In production / development