Oklahoma Breakdown

Mike Hosty is a comedic one-man band legend who can do things on stage that few entertainers in the world, if any, could pull off in a live setting.

A cover version of his song "Oklahoma Breakdown" reached #1 in a genre that few associate him with.

This documentary explores why a legend of the underground didn't chase the limelight when he could have been a millionaire.

  • Christopher Charles Fitzpatrick
    Director
  • Christopher Fitzpatrick
    Producer
    "How Dirk Became Dirk" - From Wurzburg to Worldwide
  • Mike Hosty
    Key Cast
  • Stoney Larue
    Key Cast
  • Cody Canada
    Key Cast
    Cross Canadian Ragweed
  • Jason Boland
    Key Cast
  • Jamie Oldaker
    Key Cast
    Eric Clapton, Bee Gees, Bob Segar
  • Kevin Russell
    Key Cast
    "Shinyribs"
  • Ryan Lindsey
    Key Cast
    Broncho, Starlight Mints
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Music, Comedy, Documentary, Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 31 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 5, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    35,000 USD
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    23.98 fps (FS7)
  • Aspect Ratio:
    1080
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Phoenix Film Festival
    Phoenix
    United States
    World
  • Worldfest International Film Festival

    Remi PLATINUM Award
  • deadCenter Film Festival
    Oklahoma City
    United States
    June 12, 2022
    Oklahoma Premiere
  • Lonely Seal International Film, Screenplay and Music Festival
    Boston
    United States
    October 5, 2022
    East Coast
    Grand Prize
  • New Haven Documentary Festival
    New Haven, CT
    United States
    October 13, 2022
    Connecticut
    Golden Slice Award for BEST FEATURE FILM
  • Lone Star Film Festival
    Ft. Worth
    United States
    November 11, 2022
    Texas
    Audience Choice Award - Feature
  • IndieFEST Awards

    Award of Excellence
  • NewFilmmakers NY

    Semi-Finalist
  • Cinema on the Bayou Film Festival
    Lafayette, LA
    United States
    January 29, 2023
    Southern U.S. Premiere
  • Oxford Film Festival
    Oxford, MS
    United States
    March 3, 2023
    Mississippi
  • World Music and Independent Film Festival
    Washington D.C.
    Best Feature Documentary
  • NOVA Fest
    Northern Virginia
    Artists Circle - Honorable Mention
  • San Luis Obispo International Film Festival
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    United States
    April 25, 2023
    West Coast
  • Hill Country Film Festival
    Fredericksburg
    United States
    June 2, 2023
    South Texas
    Best Documentary
Director Biography - Christopher Charles Fitzpatrick

Christopher Fitzpatrick cut his production teeth in TV, primarily for Fox Sports where he has been awarded over 10 Lone Star Emmy's for Editing and Videography. His work in longer form short stories earned him a lead producer/DP role in "How Dirk Became Dirk", a 45-minute documentary on German and future NBA Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki, which won Best Documentary at both the Lone Star Emmy's and the Telly Awards (Silver) for 2013.

Working solo as a production crew, his directorial debut of "Oklahoma Breakdown" about underground music legend Mike Hosty premiered in April of 2022.

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Director Statement

The first thing that comes to mind when I think about this project is, why? Why isn’t Mike Hosty, the most gifted musician/comedian I’ve ever seen, some world-wide sensation? Why is he not traveling the globe or hosting his own variety show on a major streaming service or some nationally televised program?

I had been wondering this for over 2 decades and finally had the free schedule in my life to search for the answers. What makes him different than everybody else? His talent. I didn’t want to do a film about a unique culture story that has bad music and market it as a music doc, so I was off to a great start. 5 years later, my little passion project evolved into a full-length feature doc called "Oklahoma Breakdown", named after a song he wrote that become famous, yet nobody knew who wrote it or where it came from.