For the Record (Documentary Trailer)
“A moving film about music, creativity, fandom and
healing. It’s heartfelt and lovingly crafted, just like
the art it celebrates”
David Evans, Arts Journalist:
Times Literary Supplement / The Independent
For the Record follows the creative journey of music fan Emily from Nottingham and Illustrator Mark from Leeds who along with hundreds of others enter the Secret 7 charity art exhibition with the hope of having their work featured.
Secret 7” raise money for good causes by taking 7 unreleased music tracks by 7 famous musicians which are pressed 100 times each onto 7 inch vinyl. Famous artists are then invited to create cover art for these alongside others chosen from an open call for submissions from members of the public. The exhibition is completely anonymous with nobody knowing who created what or for which music track.
This creates a guessing game and intrigue for music and art collectors keen to add these one of a kind and highly sought after collectible vinyl records to their collections. All is finally revealed when the covers are sold on a first come first served basis on sale day.
Emily and Mark create cover art for No Surface, All Feeling by alternative rock band The Manic Street Preachers. Art and music can be powerful and expressive mediums which a person can use to share their story. Seeing the journey Emily and Mark take via their art and shared love of the “Manics” reminds us how evocative vinyl records can be as artifacts in the story of our lives.