There was so much interest in our first Action Records article announcing the production of the film about the shop that we thought we would provide the Blog Preston readers with an update…
On Saturday 31st January and Sunday 1st February (less than a week away!) we will be filming at Action Records gathering the main footage for the film.
We would like to encourage any readers free on the Saturday (the shop is closed on Sundays) to come along and see us in action. We will be asking for support from customers by capturing people’s thoughts about the shop on camera.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Joe from Red Pencil Productions, a film production company based at The Media Factory, for stepping up last minute and assisting in the filming of Graham Jones, author of The Last Shop Standing, at the Harris Museum on Monday 19th January.
UCLan have also been a great help by putting us in touch with some enthusiastic students that will be assisting us in the sound production side of things.
We are still looking for 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.
We hope to explore the shop and owner’s story in the best way possible through this short documentary. Feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call on 07824337107 if you think you can contribute in any way.