Mogwai: If The Stars Had A Sound, a documentary about the titular Scottish post-rock band, has completed post-production ahead of its world premiere at SXSW.
The UK feature will play at the festival in Austin, Texas in March 2024. The film, directed by Antony Crook and produced by Kyrie McTavish and Naysun Alaye-Carew, follows the band over 25 years, 10 studio albums and their 10th during the pandemic. Executive producers are Crook, Ray Black, Mark Thomas, Lauren Lamarr and Orian Williams; the film has funding from Screen Scotland.
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originally started as a short film around leaving Scotland to record in upstate New York in early 2020 but when the pandemic happened that all changed,” said Stuart Braithwaite, guitarist and vocalist of Mogwai. “Both ourselves, and Antony, persevered throughout the pandemic and the film grew throughout.” Antony’s film tells the story of how we all came out the other side.”[The documentary]”I’ve always been moved and inspired by Mogwai’s music; I wanted to make a film that the band deserve,” said Crook.
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