Lars Ulrich the drummer of Metallica is a heavy metal God. Tom Spicer has Fragile X, a form of autism, and lives in a care home in a sleepy Devon seaside town.
Lars is touring the world, playing to 30,000 howling metal fans every night. All Tom's ever wanted is to meet Lars. After 20 years and 10,000 times of asking his journalist sister, Kate and brother Will, when he was going to meet Lars, they finally cracked.
It doesn't take long before the hoped for dream becomes a nightmare as Tom’s disabilities, the dysfunctional family, and Metallica’s labyrinthine backstage world thwart the Mission at every turn.
Mission to Lars is an uplifting and inspiring film that looks beyond disability, and uncovers the soul of a very cool guy, following Tom and his siblings transatlantic quest to make his dream a reality.
Directed by James Moore & William Spicer. Mike Lindsay from Tunng scores, and the soundtrack includes Bob Dylan, Devendra Banhart and Blur.
Mission To Lars is released 8th June