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For the Record

Paul Wyatt’s critically acclaimed documentary For The Record tells the  moving story of fans inspired to raise money for a good cause by designing 7 inch vinyl record sleeves for the bands they love.

Paul went along to the Secret 7” charity art show and stayed to make a film about two fans, Emily in Nottingham and Mark in Leeds who respond creatively to the Manic Street Preachers track “No Surface, All Feeling”.  Their love of music, art and the Manics ultimately brings them together even though they never meet.  How music and art can help us share thoughts and feelings – even when we’re apart  – is at the heart of For The Record; It celebrates what is so great about fans and the community which brings them together.   

The artworks featured in For The Record contributed towards the £37,000 raised by Secret 7” for Mind the mental health charity in 2018.

“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)”

“The best film on a real emotional connection I’ve seen in the last 12 months!”

Charles Ross, RCA

“A joyous connection of music and art and the impact on those sharing that passion as a collective “well-being” experience”.

Susie Hewson, Founder Natracare

FILMED, DIRECTED & EDITED BY:
Paul Wyatt

RUNTIME:
1 x 26 Mins. (Approx.)

YEAR:
2019