Big Gold Dream (Scotland, 2015)
94 Minute Feature Film. The original independent feature on Scotland’s Post-Punk and Independent music scene.
Director/Producer: Grant McPhee
Producer: Wendy Griffin
Writer/Editor: Angela Slaven
Co-Producers: Erik Sandberg, Innes Reekie
Exec Producers: Mark Thomas, Ewan Angus
Cinema Premiere: Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015 (Audience Award Winner)
Television Premiere: BBC2, 2017
DVD Premiere: Tartan Features, 2017
Big Gold Dream is the everyday story of how a group of disaffected youth in search of the only fun in town went on to change the world.
High on theory and with only cheek, cheek-bones and cheap guitars to get them through between dole cheques, they took a set of hand-me-down reference points plundered from books, TV and subtitled films, created a scene and transformed it into ART.
As was typical of the times, entryism was in and subversion was from within, but like all great movements, it was never going to last.
Except everything you hear today, tomorrow and knocked into the middle of next week started here.
Indie-Disco, Art-Rock and Difficult Fun are all in the mix.
Big Gold Dream is as much about Now as Then.
Sound and Vision are everything.
Welcome to the Future.
This is Big Gold Dream.
This is Pop!
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