Moonbug is the new documentary film from Nichola Bruce. The film follows British photographer Steve Pyke as he journeys across America in a quest to meet and photograph the men who went to the moon and worked on the Apollo space project. It recently won The Special Jury Remi Award at the Houston Film Festival, where it received it’s world premiere. It is also accompanied with an evocative original score from Matt Johnson’s The The.
A lifelong ambition for him, Steve Pyke previously collaborated with Nichola Bruce in 2009 for ‘Man On The Moon’. A touring exhibition that attempted to bring to life “one of the greatest achievements of the twentieth century with a unique collection of photography, moving image installation and real-life artefacts of space exploration”.
Here’s the official trailer for Moonbug…
The Brothers Johnson
In The The related news, it’s been announced that up and coming director Gerard Johnson has just teamed up with Number 9 Films to make his follow up to last year’s Tony – London Serial Killer, called Hyena. If you still haven’t seen Tony, I recommend that you do. I thought it was a highly entertaining film, full of dense atmospheres, gritty modern life, and a fascinating central character. It had a wonderfully unique performance from Peter Ferdinando, who looks likely to feature heavily in Hyena too. Here’s Number 9 Film‘s press release for it…
Further details are yet to emerge, but I’d imagine that a certain artist might be considered to provide the soundtrack.
Something else I’d recommend is for you to follow The The on Twitter. I recently started following his twitter feed. And although not many of them are music related, he shares links to many fascinating and controversial stories and subjects. If you’ve always admired the serious messages purveyed in a lot of his songs, you’re likely to enjoy this too. You can follow him here.
Official website at moonbugthefilm.com
Saturday 21st April saw the latest annual Record Store Day celebrated here in the UK, and around the world. A raft of special limited edition vinyl and cd releases (and some tapes!) released especially for the event and available exclusively through participating independent stores. It’s now the busiest day of the year for those shops involved. Read on to see if it was a success this year, and to read my suggestions on how to improve it. Since it’s beginnings in the US in 2007, this annual event increases in scale and popularity each year. This year saw over 400
Tony – London Serial Killer is the debut film from Gerard Johnson that opens in cinemas on February 5th. It gets a dvd release a few days later on February 8th. Starring newcomer Peter Ferdinando, the film is dark thriller that tells the story of a week in the life of misfit Tony. He is an unemployable recluse living in London with an unfashionable moustache, prone to outbursts of violence. Tony started life as a 14 minute short film (which is included on the dvd release). One of many made by Gerard and Peter, who are in fact real life