50 years ago, deep in the Welsh countryside, two brothers were milking cows and preparing to take over the family farm – but dreamed of making music. They had the audacious idea to build a studio in their farmhouse attic and record their own tunes. Animals were kicked out of barns and musicians were moved into Nan’s spare bedroom. Inadvertently, they launched the legendary Rockfield studios.
Black Sabbath, Oasis, Coldplay, Stone Roses, Robert Plant, Simple Minds and more recall the mayhem and music they made at Rockfield over the decades. This is a story of rock and roll dreams intertwined with a family business’s fight for survival in the face of an ever-changing music landscape.
Producer: Catryn Ramasut
Production Company: ie ie Productions based in Cardiff, Wales
Cast: James Dean Bradfield, Nicky Wire (Manic Street Preachers)
Funded by: Ffilm Cymru Wales
Director: Hannah Berryman
Executive Producer: Keith Potter, Kimberley Warner, Julian Carey
Cinematographer: Patrick Smith
Editor: Rupert Houseman
Music: Alexander Parsons
Cast: Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath), Chris Martin, Will Champion & Guy Berriman (Coldplay), Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin), Liam Gallagher (Oasis), Dave Brock (Hawkwind), Toni Iommi (Black Sabbath), Jim Kerr (Simple Minds), Tim Burgess (Charlatans), Martin Carr (Boo Radleys)
Length: 91 mins
Format: Coming soon.
Cert: Coming soon.
Date: Premiere July 2021, BBC Two Wales and on BBC Four across the UK
- Premiere at SXSW (13th to 22nd March 2020) (Postponed)