For The Record
“A moving film about music, creativity, fandom and healing. It’s heartfelt and lovingly crafted, just like the art it celebrates” David Evans, Author “Manic Street Preachers’ The Holy Bible” (33 ⅓)”
For The Record tells the moving story of fans competing to raise money for a good cause by designing 7-inch vinyl record sleeves for the music they love.
Hopeful their art will be selected and featured in the Secret 7” charity art exhibition, Emily in Nottingham and Mark in Leeds design sleeves inspired by No Surface, All Feeling a Manic Street Preachers song from 1996. The creative journey they take while making their vinyl record covers reveals the power music and art has in helping us share thoughts and feelings and in making sense of our lived experience. Emily and Mark’s passion for music, art and the Manics ultimately brings them together even though they never meet in person.
For The Record celebrates what is so great about fans and the community which brings them together. The film also features legendary Melody Maker photographer Tom Sheehan, who over the last 50 years has taken some of the most iconic photographs of performers such as Bowie, The Cure, R.E.M and The Manic Street Preachers.
Uncovering stories old and new along a once industrial riverside path in Greenwich, steeped in history, not just of Tudor Kings and Queens but of those who lived and worked along the river.