Independent Venue Week

Documentary Film

Blue Hippo Media, creators of acclaimed music documentary Last Shop Standing, has partnered with Independent Venue Week to create a feature documentary celebrating and exploring the eclectic, dynamic and magical world of independent music venues.

We have now launched our crowdfunding campaign for the documentary, giving you the chance to be involved. You can see the teaser here.

Filming began during IVW 2018 where we were able to capture some amazing venues, artists and heroes of the independent venue scene.

Filming has continued throughout 2018 and will culminate at IVW 2019 this coming January/Feb with Philip Selway (Radiohead) heading out on the road with the Blue Hippo and IVW crews visiting places that were instrumental in the early days of the band. Philip will be speaking to venue owners and operators as well as local artists, promoters and anyone involved in the local scene.

We then go into edit and the film will have its World Premiere in May/June 2019 ahead of a UK cinema and music festival tour.

Want To Help Make It Happen?

This is an indie film from indie people and we need the spirit of independence to help us bring this film home and make it an amazing celebration and clarion call for independent music venues and the heroes who keep them going.

We are looking for more supporters who will be acknowledged in the film, Associate and Exec Producers who will get their names in the opening credits and much more.

So far, we’ve had amazing contributions from people like Phil Selway (Radiohead), Nadine Shah, Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Sheila Ravenscroft (John Peel Centre), Ade Utley (Portishead), Gaz Coombes, Dom Fraser (The Boileroom) and Goat Girl with many more either already captured or lined up for IVW 2019.

Blue Hippo Crew filming at Studio 2 at Parr St, Liverpool for the Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6 Music outside broadcast with IDLES

We have filmed at venues as varied as the 100 Club, The New Adelphi, The Boileroom, The Cookie, John Peel Centre and others with more to come.

Thank you to our crowd funding supporters so far;

Tom Reed
Darren Russell
Pete, Fliss & Jacob
R S Porter
Heather Johnson
Matt Currey
The Grayston Unity
Joe Fisher
Ashley Scott
Charlotte Wallace
Jane Crassweller
Rashell McDermott
Liz Beardsell
Phillip John Gregory Joyce
Paul Prosser
Cath & Richard Kenyon
Carole Manship
Keith Dixon
Matt Riddell
Eliisa Siitonen
Joanne Nightingale
Steve Mount
Anna Ghislena
Steve Loft
David Cross
Joe Strummers kid
Matt Rogerson
Damian IIowiecki
Karen Marie
Joel Wilson
Ravinol Chambers
Scott Garner

Get In Touch

If this is something you’re interested in or know someone who might be, please get in touch with either Rob or Sybil (or both).