#11 TEENAGE SUPERSTARS

A film about Glasgow's 1980's Independent music scene. The sequel of sorts to the award winning Big Gold Dream.

 

Scotland, 1982. The stars of Big Gold Dream had either split up or taken the Big Gold Road south to major label success in London. Glasgow was left with an 'indie label' void, but the seeds sown in Big Gold Dream would lead to a new era of rebellion. This new documentary tells the story of what happened next in the uncompromising world of Scottish indie music.

 

Featuring The Pastels, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Teenage Fanclub, Soup Dragons, BMX Bandits and The Vaselines

LATEST FILM NEWS

July 3, 2019

We're delighted that Cherry Red Records have released a 5 CD Box set based around our films Big Gold Dream and Teenage Superstars.

Director Grant McPhee helped compile the track listing and wrote a lengthy essay for the booklet.

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/big-gold-dreams-a-story-of-scottish-independent-music-1977-1989-5cd-boxset/

It's so far had some very kind reviews in the high-street press including the below:

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October 7, 2018

Teenage Superstars Screening times and information. 

20th September - Teenage Superstars - DCA, Dundee - http://www.dca.org.uk/whats-on/event/teenage-superstars

20th October - Teenage Superstars - Taigh Chearsabhagh - https://www.taigh-chearsabhagh.org

20th October - Big Gold Dream, Das Giftraum, Berlin - http://www.photography-in.berlin/street-level-photoworks-das-giftraum-harry-papadopoulos-what-presence/

Rip it Up Cinema - Nati...

July 8, 2017

Thanks to Eddie Harrison for this review.

Original article is here:

https://film.list.co.uk/article/92608-teenage-superstars/

EIFF 2017: Lucid and entertaining exploration of the 90s Scottish music scene, from Grant McPhee

'Artful desperation' is how Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore neatly characterises the Scottish music scene of the early 90s in one of the key interviews featured in Grant McPhee's documentary. Teenage Superstars is...

July 8, 2017

Original article here:

http://nextbigthing.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/teenage-superstars-screening-eiff-71.html

Thanks to Lindsay Hutton for this review.

TEENAGE SUPERSTARS SCREENING - EIFF 71

Saw Teenage Superstars yesterday, the second instalment of Grant McPhee’s two part document of Scottish music’s formative years and its connection with further afield. Indeed, I gave a lot of this local produce the rubber ear in the early days....

July 8, 2017

Original article here:

http://www.theskinny.co.uk/film/new-releases/teenage-superstars

Thanks to Rachel Bowles for this review.

Lively doc from Grant McPhee (Big Gold Dream) exploring the Scottish music scene from the mid-80s to the early 90s

Teenage Superstars is Grant McPhee's follow up to 2015’s Big Gold Dream, which charted the unlikely, near-mythical success of a pair of Scottish record labels – Postcard Records in Glasgow an...

June 5, 2017

Teenage Superstars has been nominated for Best Documentary and the Audience Award (which it's sister film won in 2015) at Edinburgh International Film Festival

http://www.screendaily.com/news/edinburgh-international-film-festival-unveils-2017-line-up/5118606.article

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February 20, 2017

We were lucky to be interviewed by leading music magazine Pitchfork for our soon to be released documentaries TF6 Big Gold Dream and TF11 Teenage Superstars:

Q&A: The Sound of Young Scotland Doc Director Grant McPhee

by Marc Hogan

Scotland was late to receive the punk gospel, but once it got hold, England’s northern neighbor clung tightly to the do-it-yourself mindset. Independent labels such as Edinburgh’s Fast Product...

February 17, 2017

The nice people at For Malcontents Only have interviewed director Grant McPhee for Teenage Superstars.

From the site:

Regular followers of this blog will know that Big Gold Dream: Scottish Post-Punk and Infiltrating the Mainstream, the highly acclaimed documentary on Scotland’s post-punk scene, was one of my favourite films of 2015.

Directed by Grant McPhee and featuring a host of Scottish indie stalwarts,Big Gold Dream premiered...

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