AIR GUITAR NATION is the feature documentary about the year that air guitar swept America - from New York to Los Angeles and then all the way to northern Finland. A battle of naked ambition played out on the world stage, AIR GUITAR NATION chronicles the birth of the US Air Guitar Championships as legions of aspiring rock stars live out their dreams on a quest to become the world champion in a strange world where musical ability plays second fiddle to virtual virtuosity. As the film un-reels, two aspiring rock legends strum and strut their way towards glory and the coveted US title. C Diddy (David Jung), a samurai warrior clad in a a ‘Hello Kitty’ breastplate and red kimono, emerges as an early favourite. But his arch nemesis from the Lower East Side, Björn Türoque (Dan Crane), is not far behind. While C Diddy threatens to unleash his self-professed ‘Asian Fury’ on his competitors, Björn vows to take Diddy down. As the film reaches its climax, the future of Air hangs in the balance; will Björn’s technical prowess, stage presence, and airness be enough to take him to the top, or will C Diddy conquer all to become America’s first supreme being of Air Guitar?
Full of triumph and disappointment, patriotic spirit and political tension – and, of course, invisible guitars – AIR GUITAR NATION and filmmaker Alexandra Lipsitz take audiences on an inspiring journey that delves deep to find out what it truly takes to become the best in the world and find the inner meaning of the chant, ‘Make Air, Not War’.