Screaming Butterfly Entertainment, the West Virginia-based film company has announced “This Was My Life”, an uncensored documentary focusing on late Megadeth drummer Nick Menza. Menza died tragically of a heart attack in May of 2016. “This Was My Life” will be the first-ever film to memorialize Menza’s legacy and celebrate his life. One of the best Thrash Metal drummers of all time, he was a member of Megadeth’s now-classic Rust In Peace lineup of the band. Menza’s family has authorized the film. Watch a trailer now!
“This Was My Life” will feature rare and never-before-seen photos and video footage from Nick’s archived VHS tape collection, personally filmed by Menza himself from 1988 through 1991. Included will be exclusive content showcasing Nick working at the studio, personal home movies, casual time and party time with his fellow bandmembers, as well as other well-known artists of the era that Nick toured with.
Menza’s longtime manager Robert Bolger said: “I am very excited to be working with Screaming Butterfly Entertainment on Nick’s official documentary.
“There’s a lot of published misinformation out there about Nick that isn’t true and I am very happy to bring the truth forth.
“Nick loved his fans and always said without the fans none this would be possible. I really think Nick’s fans will enjoy this journey through his life.”
Executive producer Holly Mollohan from Screaming Butterfly Entertainment added: “As both a filmmaker, and fellow metalhead who deeply values the metal community, I am honored and excited to go on this journey alongside all of you.
Menza’s official autobiography, “Megalife: The Autobiography Of Nick Menza” by J. Marshall Craig, was released in December 2018 via Post Hill Press.
Late in the evening on May 21, 2016, Nick collapsed after suffering a heart attack during a concert with Chris Poland and Robertino “Pag” Pagliari in their band OHM: at The Baked Potato in Studio City, California and was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital. The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner said Menza died of hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.