Mushroom Group launches film production and distribution company Long Play Music Films
Mushroom Group further diversified by launching a film distribution and production company known as Long Play Music Films.
Long Play Music Films will focus on presenting the latest and greatest musical documentaries, biopics and premium concert films.
Warren Costello of Mushroom Group, also director and co-founder of Bloodlines Music, will lead the company.
“I am so excited to see Long Play Music Films come to life with our first theatrical release. What started as a fun side project is now a reality as Long Play aspires to help tell unique and wonderful musical stories from around the world, ”said Costello.
“We aim to provide screenings of new musical documentaries in the comfort of the cinema and with enhanced sound so that audiences can experience these films as they were meant to be seen and heard.”
It will kick off its inaugural 2021 season with the release of director Emer Reynolds’ film Phil Lynott: Songs for while I’m away. The film will premiere at the Irish Film Festival, which runs online from September 3-12. It will then have a limited release across Australia starting September 29.
The film introduces Thin Lizzy’s iconic frontman through the words of Lynott himself. He focuses on some of his most iconic songs and delves into his life as a father, husband, friend, son and rock icon.
U2’s Adam Clayton, Metallica’s James Hetfield, Suzi Quatro, Midge Ure and Huey Lewis make appearances in the film. There are also interviews with family members, friends and bandmates, as well as archival interviews with Lynott himself.
Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away has already won the Best Doc award at the Doc’n Roll Film Festival.