A documentary film about the boy himself Damon Gough and his 2000 Mercury Music Prize winning debut album. Damon talks about his musical upbringing and how he and Andy Votel founded the Twisted Nerve record label in Manchester in the late 1990’s.
We hear of the influences Damon brought to the recording of ‘The Hour of Bewilderbeast’, the songwriting process, the stories behind the songs and the various musicians and producers.
The film features exclusive new interviews with Damon and acoustic performances of songs from the album filmed in the Gough family print factory in Bolton and his home in Manchester.
Andy Votel tells us about Twisted Nerve, how he designed the album’s iconic artwork, the influences behind its creation and his production work on ‘The Hour Of Bewilderbeast’.
We hear fantastic anecdotes from Damon and director Garth Jennings about working with Dame Joan Collins on the music video for ‘Spitting In The Wind’ – and we see and hear lots more about Damon’s music videos before and from ‘The Hour Of Bewilderbeast’.
Contributors to the film: Andy Votel, musicians Jane Weaver, Ian Smith (Alfie), Jimi Goodwin (Doves), Guy Garvey (Elbow) and Ghostpoet. Damon’s big brother Simon Gough, producer and member of Mum & Dad Joe Robinson, Grammy award winning producer Ken Nelson, XL Recordings Richard Russell, film director Garth Jennings, journalist Luke Bainbridge, radio DJ Pete Mitchell, Mercury Music Prize 2000 judge Fleur Sarfaty, Square One Studios' Bob Little and Artist Joe Simpson.
The film features previously unseen archive footage, photographs, animation and lots more.
Directed & Produced by The Mitcham Submarine
Edited by James Harman
Executive Producer Lesley Bleakley
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