Mushroom Group to Deliver Musical Movies to Theaters with Improved Sound
Founder of the Champignon group Michel Gudinski leaves an incredible legacy in the Australian and international music arena. However, he also enjoyed dabbling in television and film and has found success in projects as diverse as award winners and commercial successes like the film. Chopper and the television mini-series Molly.
Gudinski was careful with the projects he chose. Like he once said Media week: “I was offered a lot of money to do a drama about the Mushroom story, but I think it might disrupt a business that has given so much to creative artists and creative Australia.”
Now under the leadership of his son Matt Gudinski (pictured above), Mushroom Group unveiled a new film division this week.
He announced the launch of Long Play Music Films, a film distribution and production company focused on showing music documentaries, biopics and concert films.
Taking care of the division will be a longtime part of Mushroom Group Warren Costello.
“I am so excited to see Long Play Music Films come to life with our first theatrical release. What started as a fun side project is now a reality because Long Play aspires to help tell unique and wonderful musical stories from around the world, ”said Costello.
“We aim to provide screenings of new musical documentaries in the comfort of the cinema and with enhanced sound so that audiences can experience these films as they were meant to be seen and heard.”
Long Play Music Films will not launch with an original production, but a distribution deal for the director Emer reynolds‘ movie, Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away.
With Covid still having an impact on cinema openings, the film will have its Australian premiere at the Irish Film Festival, which runs online from September 3-12.
The advertising notes of the film Slim Lizzy were the quintessential rock band and the band’s classic formation Phil Lynott, Brian Downey, Scott Gorham and Brian robertson in midair was absolutely electric – and in Phil Lynott, they had one of the greatest frontmen of all time.
Told in great detail through the lyrics of Lynott himself and focusing on some of his iconic songs, the film goes to the heart of his story, as a father, husband, friend, son and rock legend.
Lynott directed Thin Lizzy and wrote their signature tracks The boys are back in town, Jailbreak and Chinese district.
Like-minded people in the film include a fellow Irishman Adam clayton of U2, James Hetfield of Metallica, Suzi Quatro, Midge Ure and Huey lewis as well as personal ideas of the women closest to him.
The new film recently received the prestigious “Best Doc” award from the Doc’n Roll Film Festival, with the festival bestowing its highest honors on the “spellbinding portrayal” of Dublin director Emer Reynolds of Phil Lynott, the charismatic poet, songwriter and wild man.
It’s been 50 years since Thin Lizzy released his self-titled debut LP, but also some 35 years since Phil Lynott died at just 36.
Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy toured Australia and New Zealand in 1978 and 1980, and their rogue Irish personality made the group a favorite in this part of the world. The documentary also features stunning footage from their concert at the Sydney Opera House – the band had a morning sound balance that extended into half an hour of jamming for those arriving early for the concert and later, the group performed for an estimated crowd of over 100,000 people. on the steps of the room. A moment not lost Double J who recently included it in the Sydney Opera House’s Five Most Unforgettable Moments (noting, however, that it was Scott Gorham and Gary Moore who performed this show).
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