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Creation film maker on McGee

By | Published on Thursday 16 September 2010

Danny O’Connor has been talking about the documentary he has made about 90s record label Creation and its boss man Alan ‘The Grump’ McGee.

The film, called ‘Upside Down’, will be screened at next month’s London Film Festival. Talking about his relationship with McGee at the festival’s launch, O’Connor told Digital Spy: “Alan has been a great supporter. I hasten to add he’s not involved editorially or financially, but he has held my hand over the last three years on this weird little odyssey. He is, by his own admission, a nutjob. Every day is different, every hour is different, but he’s inspiring – he’s got a real lust for life and an incredible passion for music without over-analysing it”.

On the film itself, he continued: “It’s a rock n roll film, it’s a documentary, it details heady times in British culture… with, I would argue, some of the most colourful characters in British musical history. It’s an independent film about an independent company – Creation obviously fought the law and actually won – they outsold some of the majors, they took it to them. It’s indie without wearing a cardigan”.