Delighted that Teenage Superstars will be screened in Ireland, at the Cork International Film Festival
Here’s their blurb:
The Glasgow suburbs of the 1980’s may seem an unlikely launchpad for a musical revolution, especially one which would eventually span the oceans and in influence some of the biggest names in rock history, but that’s exactly what happened. Spurred on by a young Stephen McRobbie (forever known as Stephen Pastel), the youths from such suburbs as East Kilbride and Belshill were soon setting the world alight in bands like The Jesus and Mary Chain, Primal Scream and The Soup Dragons. Director Grant McPhee (Big Gold Dream) has crafted an endearing, jangly love letter to these bands and their contemporaries, like BMX Bandits and The Vaselines (whom Kurt Cobain once heralded as his ‘favourite songwriters in the whole world’).
Director: Grant McPhee
Producer(s): Grant McPhee, Wendy Griffin
Screenwriter(s): Grant McPhee, Angela Slaven
Main Cast: Edwyn Collins, Bobby Gillespie, Jim Reid, Sean Dickson, Eugene Kelly, Alan McGee
They also have a documentary panel which I’m excited to be a part of:
CREATIVE DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING TODAY
This round-table will explore the state of play of documentary filmmaking in 2017, with a panel of established Irish and international documentary filmmakers, discussing their individual career trajectories, how to sustain a career as a documentary filmmaker, and identifying the current and future challenges for documentary filmmaking.
Grant McPhee | Director, Teenage Superstars
Pascale Lamche | Director, Winnie
Neasa Ní Chianáin | Director, School Life
Alexandru Solomon | Director, Tarzan’s Testicles