Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm

Director: Hannah Berryman
UK / 92 min. / 2020 / English

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’d 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.

Available screenings:

DATE

LOCATION

Saturday 19th June, 19:15h

Melkweg Cinema

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LOCATION

Sunday 4 July, 19:15h

Willem Twee, Den Bosch

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LOCATION

Saturday 10th July, at 17:30h

PAARD, The Hague

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Thursday 15th July, 20:30h

Cinetol, Amsterdam

MOVIE SHEET

Festivals

SXSW, Warsaw IFF, Athens IFF, Reykjavik IFF

Featuring

Black Sabbath, Oasis, Hawkwind, Robert Plant, Simple Minds, Coldplay, The Stone Roses, Manis Street Preachers, Boo Radleys

Editor

Rupert Houseman

Camera

Patrick Smith

Sound Editor

Max Hughes

Producer

Catryn Ramasut