Earlier this year myself and good friend Conor O’Grady, both from Fulwood, made a short documentary, called Making the News, about a former journalist, Ed Mitchell, who lost everything to bankruptcy in 2007.
Now, we are planning our next short documentary, which we hope to shoot early next year, however, we need your help. ‘Action Records: Chased by nuns’ is the working title and as you can probably guess it is about the 35 year old independent record store on Church Street called Action Records.
We are interested in telling unique stories through short documentaries and films. We need high resolution copies of archive images and video related to the store. This could be live performances, interviews, album covers etc.
The shop started off in 1979 as a second hand record selling stall at South Market in Blackpool. Since, it has gone on to host live performances and in-store signings from well-known bands such as, The Magic Numbers, Dirty Pretty Things and more recently Bastille. Action Records’ biggest achievement so far has to be recording The Fall.
The film will explore how Gordon Gibson, the owner, set up Action Records – his most memorable times, the hard times, how the business has adapted to survive and where he thinks the record industry will go from here.
We are also currently setting up a crowd funding page on Indiegogo so if there is anyone out there who would like to invest in a short documentary-film about a long standing Preston business please do get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org.