Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm

Includes Q&A

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Film Info
Country Listing:UK
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Open Captions
Program Category:Special Presentations
Film Subjects:European Cultures & Issues
Musicians & Performers
Popular Culture
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Hannah Berryman
Producer(s):Catryn Ramasut
Executive Producer(s):Kimberley Warner
Julian Carey
Keith Potter
Editor(s):Rupert Houseman
Cinematography:Patrick Smith


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Fifty years ago, deep in the Welsh countryside, two brothers traded milking cows on the family farm to live out their wildest dreams of making hit records with the most influential artists of all time. Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm is a delightfully entertaining trip through the golden age of rock ‘n' roll. Kingsley and Charles Ward always had a passion for music; they even created their own record and tried to shop it to local studios. Soon animals were kicked out of the barn, bags from pigs' feed lined the walls for sound insulation, and Freddie Mercury and Queen were cutting what would become "Bohemian Rhapsody." Featuring interviews from the legends themselves, Rockfield is a celebration of a magical place and moment in time that can never be replicated. It's the fairytale story of hallowed grounds that held their own against studio giants such as Abbey Road and Electric Lady to produce the most timeless tracks of a generation. Ravi Srinivasan

Co-presented with Canadian Music Week

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  • NOW Magazine"Hannah Berryman's star-filled documentary about the legendary rural recording studio will evoke lots of nostalgia'"

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