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AVA’s Tom DeLonge Makes Directorial Debut


The trailer for platinum-selling musician Tom DeLonge’s directorial debut Monsters of California has been released, teasing a big sci-fi adventure.

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DeLonge — who is best known for founding the bands Blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves — has previously spent some time on set of a film after producing and scoring 2011’s Love, but this will be his first time behind the camera, on a film that’s described as a “coming-of-age adventure with a sci-fi twist.” No release information on the film is set yet, as it is just set to begin screening for distributors.

Check out the trailer for Monsters of California below:



“Anyone who knows me, or follows me on social media, knows I’m no stranger to the paranormal, which is why directing Monsters of California was a no-brainer,” said DeLonge. “The film takes my fascination with the unexplained, combines it with the skate culture I grew up a part of, and tosses in my ridiculous sense of humor that millions got to witness during my Blink-182 days. In recent years, I’ve had the good fortune of helping the Government remember how much they care about UFOs through the work we do at To The Stars, and it’s that experience which helped inspire this movie. I can’t wait for audiences to see the f**ked up fun adventure these kids go on.”

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Monsters of California follows teenager Dallas Edwards and his misfit friends as they attempt to unearth answers to a series of mysterious, paranormal events happening around Southern California,” reads the official synopsis of the film. “As they peel back the layers on this onion of the unexplainable, they unravel the extraordinary secrets held within the deepest levels of the Government.”