Greater Media Radio Host Keith Roth Stars in Film
Greater Media Radio personality Keith Roth, host of WRAT-FM’s (95.9), Electric Ballroom for 18 years, is achieving recognition in another medium – film. Roth, a Tinton Falls resident, makes his screen debut as the star of William DeVizia’s feature film “Let Me Down Hard.”
The film, just awarded Best Homegrown Feature at The 2016 Garden State Music Festival in Atlantic City on April 2, 2016, follows the story of Jack Ainsley, a one-hit wonder as he returns home to Asbury Park with all of his other options exhausted.
Although the film is set in the music scene in Asbury Park and features such standout clubs as The Saint, The Stone Pony, The Wonder Bar, and The Brighton Bar in Long Branch, the focus of the film is about the choices we make in life, and where those choices take us.
According to DeVizia, his feature film was shot with no budget, over the course of five years in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and features a cast of all local, first time screen actors. “No actors or crew got paid, no locations got paid. It was a filmmaking exercise on what you can accomplish with talent, pooled resources, and good will.”
The soundtrack to the film features all local bands that can be heard on any given day at the Jersey Shore: Monster Magnet, The Ribeye Brothers, Acid, Mark Ribler, and F3K, whose front man Keith Roth is also currently a DJ on SIRIUS XM Radio’s Hair Nation & Ozzie’s Boneyard.
“Let Me Down Hard” is being shown this weekend at the Asbury Park Film Festival.
Keith Roth hosts The Electric Ballroom every Sunday Night from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. on 95.9 The WRAT. The “Electric Ballroom” features the glam-rock days of the 70s and 80s with Rock ‘n Rolls’ greatest artists. Roth has done interviews with Rob Zombie, John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin, David Johansen, John Entwhistle of The Who and Joey Ramone, among others.
For photos, film trailer, and more information on “Let Me Down Hard,” visit
For more information contact William DeVizia of The Red Bank Film Factory at firstname.lastname@example.org, 732.747.6051. www.redbankfilmfactry.com. For more information on The Garden State Film Festival, visit www.gsff.org.