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Johnny Depp, Julien Temple to Produce Documentary About Pogues Lead Singer Shane MacGowan

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Article by Brian Welk
5th Feb 2020

Johnny Depp has signed on as a producer for a feature documentary called “Shane” about the lead singer of punk band The Pogues, Shane MacGowan. The news was announced Wednesday by HanWay Films, which acquired the worldwide sales rights.

Julien Temple, director of “Glastonbury,” “The Filth and the Fury” and “London: The Modern Babylon,” is directing the documentary that examines MacGowan and his ability to write lyrics to hits like “Fairytale of New York” that captured Ireland’s spirit while he was on his very own personal voyage into the heart of darkness.

Temple will produce through Nitrate Film together with Depp and Stephen Deuters (“Minamata”) through Depp’s production entity Infinitum Nihil and Stephen Malit. HanWay Films has acquired worldwide sales rights and will introduce the project at the upcoming European Film Market, where the company will screen footage for the first time. Altitude Films will distribute the film in the U.K. and Ireland and it will be broadcast on BBC Four at a later date.

“It’s not the easiest thing to make a film about Shane MacGowan. The nearest thing I can think of is one of those David Attenborough films,” Temple said in a statement. “You set the camera traps. You wait and you wait, in the hope that one day the snow leopard will trigger them. Then when you do actually capture the unique force of Shane’s personality, even for a moment on screen, you realize it was all worthwhile.”

“Knowing Shane for 30 years, I am honored to be producing the definitive film on both my friend and one of the most important artists and beloved poets of the twentieth century,” Depp added.

“Shane had a dream to bring Irish music to the next generation and to the world. In that he was truly successful and a purpose very much full-filled. Woven into his documentary Temple movingly manages to bring Shane’s lyrics to life and connects you to the man who has encapsulated the soul of the Irish worldwide,” HanWay Films MD Gabrielle Stewart said.

“Shane” will blend animation with unseen footage from Temple’s own archives, as well as other contributions from collaborators, artists and MacGowan’s own family. The film aims to reveal MacGowan’s true punk and poetic nature, culminating in his sixtieth birthday celebration where singers, movie stars and rock ‘n roll outlaws gathered for a knees-up to remember. Here’s the full synopsis:

"No one has bared their soul quite like Irish poet and musician Shane MacGowan. In pursuing the visceral emotional truth demanded by his own personal trials and tribulations growing up in a culture of strong anti-Irish sentiment in Britain, he has lived life to the hilt and beyond, putting every atom of his humanity on the line. For in a world where music has become increasingly sanitized and unable to venture beneath the surface clichés of human emotion, Shane’s songs stand out in ever greater relief. His work is raw, unflinching and unashamed. Reflecting all the many places Shane inhabits – the invisible world, hedonism, alcoholism, God, redemption and romance, in all their respective grit and glory, this film will weave his story in and out of the music as we journey in non-linear fashion from childhood to the present day."

Johnny Depp presents “Shane” in association with BBC Music, Warner Music Entertainment and HanWay Films, a Nitrate Film and Infinitum Nihil Production of a Julien Temple Film. Jan Younghusband, Head of Music Commissioning, is executive producer for BBC Music, Steven Lappin for Warner Music Entertainment together with Jeremy Thomas of Recorded Picture Company, Gerry O’Boyle, Manish Patel and Sam Sarkar. Victoria Clarke is associate producer.

Welsh illustrator Ralph Steadman, well known for his collaborations with American writer Hunter S. Thompson, is providing artworks for animator Jonny Halifax to bring to life.
And Wit, was his vain frivolous pretence
Of pleasing others, at his own expense

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Unread post by AdeleAgain » Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:35 pm

This is Ade (sorry locked myself out again) - BBC and Warner involved. Good!

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Magnolia Pictures acquires doc of Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan

BY JEREMY KAY
Screendaily
10 JUNE 2020


Magnolia Pictures has picked up North American rights from HanWay Films to Julien Temple’s documentary about Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan.

Crock Of Gold – A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan is still in production and chronicles the life and music of the legendary singer-songwriter leading up to his 60th birthday celebration.

The film combines unseen archival footage from the Irish band and MacGowan’s family with animation by Ralph Steadman.

Magnolia plans a release later in the year. HanWay Films handles worldwide sales on Crock Of Gold – A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan, Altitude Films will distribute the film in the UK and Ireland, and BBC Four will broadcast the film.

Temple said, “Irascible, intractable, infuriating, fascinating, appalling, galling, bellicose, comatose, cantankerous, cadaverous, impossible, unstoppable – filming Shane is like flying through a radioactive rainbow but in the end there is an inner ‘Crock of Gold’ waiting to be discovered by those who try hard enough. Hence the title of the film, taken from the old Irish legend of the same name.”

Temple is producing via Nitrate Film with Johnny Depp and Stephen Deuters through Depp’s Infinitum Nihil, and Stephen Malit. Depp is presenting the film in association with BBC Music, Warner Music Entertainment and HanWay Films, a Nitrate Film and Infinitum Nihil Production of a Julien Temple Film.

Jan Younghusband, head of music commissioning, is executive producer for BBC Music, alongside Steven Lappin for Warner Music Entertainment, Jeremy Thomas of Recorded Picture Company, Gerry O’Boyle, Manish Patel, and Sam Sarkar. Victoria Mary Clarke is associate producer.

Magnolia executive vice-president Dori Begley and senior vice-president of acquisitions John Von Thaden brokered the deal with HanWay Films on behalf of the filmmakers.

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Unread post by gipsyblues » Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:13 am

Thank you , Theresa :airkiss: !!!
I am really happy that this film will be made, because I really appreciate
Shane and his work. :ok:

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Unread post by SnoopyDances » Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:19 am

'Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan' to be presented in competition at the Festival de San Sebastián, Official Selection.
Directed by Julien Temple and produced by Julien Temple, Johnny Depp and Stephen Deuters. #68SSIFF


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Unread post by AdeleAgain » Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:47 pm

Zurich Film Festival - and he's going to be there. :loveshower:

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Johnny to appear at San Sebastian Festival which begins Sept. 18.

On-Site San Sebastian Confirms Johnny Depp, Matt Dillon, Primes TV, Opens with Buzz Titles

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Unread post by Snowcat » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:10 am

Thank you for this. It would be a treat to see this film!

Re: Film Festivals. I have seen a report that revealed that, due to Covid, celebrities will not be doing the usual meet the fans up close part of things. :sad:
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Unread post by Chocolat » Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:56 pm

:truefan: Still has his long hair!

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:thankyou: Snoopydances Love it :myheart:

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Unread post by AdeleAgain » Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:46 am

The photographs from today (seen on Twitter) really need to be banned. He is aging backwards and it is unfair to ordinary muggles to have to try and go about their daily lives with that much gorgeousness on display.

Also, much that Grindelwald has become one of my favourite JD characters, it seems like a crime to cut that hair and dye it blonde at this point - it is the perfect style for him right now.

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:agreesign: AdeleAgain :-)