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Featuring one-of-a-kind performances from legendary rock musicians, Man in the Camp Jacket unfolds Mike’s evolution from teenage punk rocker in a seaside town on North Wales, to the top of the world, to the harrowing depths of cancer treatment and his inspiring fight back.

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“THE MAN IN THE CAMO JACKET, Mike Peters of The Alarm in an Uplifting Doc”

The Man in the Camo Jacket

A story of love hope and strength

The story of iconic Welsh rock musician Mike Peters (of The Alarm), his rise to fame, battle with cancer, and inspiring climb back as he enlists some of the world’s top musicians to help save the lives of cancer patients around the globe. Ultimately though, the life he saves may be his own.

Man in the Camo Jacket is a feature-length documentary film. The film will hit the road with an accompanying bone marrow drive at each screening, leading to thousands of new donors and the potential for thousands of lives saved.

Filmed over the course of eight years, the film documents Mike’s journeys to the summits of the world’s tallest mountains and to the depths of his regular chemotherapy treatments and features one of a kind performances from legendary rock musicians.


  • Billy Bragg
  • Billy Duffy (The Cult)
  • Captain Sensible
  • Cy Curnin (The Fixx)
  • Dave Wakeling (The English Beat)
  • Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses)
  • Eddie Macdonald (The Alarm)
  • Fred Armisen (SNL, Portlandia)

  • Glenn TIlbrook (Squeeze)
  • James Stevenson (The Alarm, Gen X, Gene Loves Jezebel)
  • Martha Quinn (MTV)
  • Miles Zuniga (Fastball)
  • Nigel “Twist” Phillips (The Alarm)
  • Richard Blade (KROQ)
  • Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats)
  • Billy Corgan (The Smashing Pumpkins)

The Story

Mike Peters

Mike Peters has spent most of his life touring the world and making music with some of the biggest music icons of our time. Best known as the frontman of 80’s Welsh band The Alarm, he is also a two-time cancer survivor. Having battled Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 1995, Mike was diagnosed in 2006 Chronic Lymphocyte Leukemia (CLL).

Despite his ongoing battle with this devastating illness, and a tumultuous on-and-off-relationship with fellow band members, Mike has never been one to surrender to circumstance. Throughout the entire saga of his life, he has continued to make music, inspire his fans and co-found the world’s largest music centered cancer charity, The Love Hope Strength Foundation.

As the main songwriter and voice of The Alarm, Mike has created some of the most anthemic songs of the last 30 years with “68 Guns,” “The Stand,” “Rain in the Summertime,” “Marching On” and “Blaze of Glory.”


The Filmmakers


James Chippendale


James is a cancer survivor turned philanthropist and filmmaker. As co-founder of The Love Hope Strength Foundation (LHS), James’ passion to inspire others and ignite change has lead him to produce two music centric documentaries, Everest Rocks and More to Live For. His production company, Johnny Lama Productions, encompasses his creative and philanthropic endeavors with the mission of making films to save lives.


Russ Kendall

Director / Producer

Russ has sought to capture the human experience in both documentary and narrative work as he has traveled the world, capturing compelling stories, like those of Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammed Yunus, legendary NCAA basketball coach John Wooden, three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings and Nazi Resistance Fighter, Helmuth Hübener.


Stash Slionski

Director of Photography / Producer / Field Director

Stash is a Director, Cinematographer and Executive Producer based in Los Angeles. His work has spanned the spectrum of branded content, sports, music videos, documentaries, commercials, and feature films. His work has been recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Science (the Emmys) with both nominations and several awards.


Alex Coletti

Executive Producer

Alex is award-winning TV producer and director from Brooklyn, NY. As a staff producer at MTV, he produced the highly acclaimed music series MTV Unplugged, as well as 5 MTV Video Music Award Shows, 2 Super Bowl Halftime shows for CBS, and the concert series Live from the 10 Spot.


Jonathan McHugh


Jonathan McHugh has produced a wide array of feature films and documentaries starring top talent such as Janis Joplin, Zoe Saldana, Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Sarah Brightman, Paul Sorvino, Billy Ray Cyrus and many more. He is currently directing his first film Cosplay Universe along with Jordan Rennert due out in 2017. Other upcoming producing projects include the award winning Alamo Drafthouse film We Are X and the indy drama Cowboy Drifter.


Jonathan Platt


Jonathan Platt has overseen production for many longform concert DVD and specials including The Ramones “RAW”, Warp Tour 2003 and 2007, Chicago in Chicago Live, Graham Parker, The World Baseball Classic Special Edition DVD for 2006 and 2009, as well as the Galerians Rion Anime.


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THANK YOU to the following contributors for supporting 'Man in the Camo Jacket'

Martin Zabel
Michael D Cain
Michelle A Gauvreau
Greg Punchatz
Marc Suhanyi
Ignacio R. Romero
Todd Blaschka
Stephen Rioux
Doug Davenport
Elliot Berke
Scott Brown
Gail Brown

Susan Henry
Pete Cole
Ethan Vincent
Matthew Ruszczyk
Nancy H. Langfeld
Donna Volante
Brian J Martin
Eileen Walsh
Erik Huey
Bob Sullivan
Chris Assenmacher
Joel Theros
Ted Prill

Man in the Camo Jacket wants to extend a huge Thank You to our MICJ supporters on Indiegogo!  Though, we did not reach our goal, you have helped us get closer to finalizing this film. Thank you for your support, patience and belief in our inspiring film.

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