Over a quarter of a century since it began and more than a decade after it folded, this is the definitive film about Creation Records, one of the world’s most successful and colorful independent labels. This is the story of the rock n roll dream and its accompanying nightmares. Millions of sales on both sides of the Atlantic, near bankruptcy, pills, thrills, spats, prats, success, excess, pick me ups, breakdowns and of course some of THE defining music of the late 20th Century. This is the definitive and fully authorised story of the UK’s most inspired and dissolute label, from the Jesus & Mary Chain at the Living Room to Oasis at Knebworth.
Following our debut at the 54th BFI London Film Festival in late 2010, we went on to feature at more than 50 other Film/Music festivals across the globe, from Belfast to Buenos Aires, Glastonbury to SXSW. Click here for a full rundown.
Apart from the aforementioned MOJO award , we were also voted music film of the year by NME music critics, beating Martin Scorsese’s George Harrison biopic into second place no less
To date we’ve released in the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Oz, Japan, Benelux, Canada, Germany and Scandinavia. Check out our distribution partners here.
Press wise, we’ve featured in ‘Variety’ magazine, been described as “one of the most rock’n'roll films ever made” by the Sunday Times, had top billing on a BBC ’Creation’ special and had special front cover editions of both the NME and Big Issue.
It’s been quite a ‘ride’, (ahem), and with an American release in the pipeline later this year, that rollercoaster is set to continue.
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Cheers, The Documentalists.
Before we get carried away let’s go back to the beginning. Here’s an interview with the director Danny O’ Connor at the London Film Festival in late October 2010.
And here’s some of our highlights since then………..
Celtic Soul Brothers indeed. After a great night in Glasgow, Dublin too was rammed to the rafters with Creation heads filling Cineworld.
Catch the latest review from Film Ireland here.
If you haven’t seen it, there is a great feature in Ireland’s music bible Hot Press here…
‘Upside Down’ premiered in the USA on the 17th March at the prestigious Vimeo theatre, (501 E. 4th Street, Austin, TX) in the heart of America’s largest music and film convention, SXSW. A very happy St. Patrick’s Day was had by all…thankyou for coming.
SXSW scene report from Austin 360 is here
A preview of the movie from austinist.com here.
The venues are :
‘Upside Down’ featured on page 28 of The Sunday Times Culture magazine on Easter Sunday 2011. If you didn’t get a chance to see it, then here’s the online version in PDF.
It was an honour and pleasure to do our first tastemaker screenings in the USA. Thanks to everyone who showed up at the Mondrian in Los Angeles, the Clift in San Francisco and the Tribeca Grand in New York. Mark Gardener played solo gigs on the West Coast and DJ’ed in NYC. Check the photos from LA and SF. Below is a short film from San Francisco.
Upside Down was honoured to share a stage with a Beatle, a Beach Boy and a Sex Pistol at the 2011 Mojo awards. The film won the Mojo Vision award at the knees up which also saw accolades go to Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson, John Lydon and many more including the Arctic Monkeys and Primal Scream… The award was collected by director, Danny O’ Connor and the film’s music supervisor, former Ride frontman, Mark Gardener…See the video here