All That Glimmers - Jeanie Finlay
Jeanie Finlay is one of Britain’s most distinctive documentary makers, who never fails to find the sparkle in the intimate everyday stories of the people she films. True Story is excited to present All That Gimmers, a collection of Jeanie’s films including Goth Cruise in which 150 ‘people in black’ get some sunshine on a Bermuda bound cruise ship, a loving portrait of an independent Teeside record shop in Sound It Out, and the second coming of Elvis in Orion: The Man Who Would be King.
'All That Glimmers - The Films of Jeanie Finlay' launches August 20th on True Story.
Indietracks - Trailer
Dir. Jeanie Finlay - 30min - 2016 - UK
In 2007 an indiepop music festival was born in the unlikeliest of settings - a heritage steam train site, Butterley Derbyshire.
Bringing together passionate characters from two very distinct worlds this affectionate portrait is told from the point of view...
Teenland - Trailer
Four bedrooms, four teenagers, four portraits of life behind the closed bedroom door. Teenland takes us into the sanctuary of four British adolescents on the brink of adulthood and explores their passions, obsessions and hopes for the future.
Goth Cruise - Trailer
Dir. Jeanie Finlay - 75min - 2008 - UK
Goth Cruise follows 150 pale, ‘people in black’ on a boat, taking part in the absolute antithesis of Goth – a cruise in the blazing sunshine, as they sail around Bermuda for five days on the 4th Annual Goth Cruise.
A feature ‘gothumentary’ about the enduri...
Sound It Out - Trailer
Dir. Jeanie Finlay - 75min - 2011 - UK
Over the last five years an independent record shop has closed in the UK every three days. SOUND IT OUT (75 mins) is a documentary portrait of the very last surviving vinyl record shop in Teesside, North East England.
A cultural haven in one of the most d...
The Great Hip Hop Hoax - Trailer
Foul-mouthed Californian hip hop duo Silibil n' Brains were going to be massive. But no-one knew the pair were really amiable Scotsmen, with fake American accents and made up identities. This documentary tells the audacious tale of how two lads from Dundee duped the record industry and nearly des...
Panto! - Trailer
Dir. Jeanie Finlay - 71min - 2015 - UK
Panto! tells the story of how a small community theatre fights to keep afloat in austere times. With arts subsidies slashed, the cast must rely on ticket sales to keep afloat. This hilarious backstage glimpse follows their attempts to rehearse, provide cost...
Orion: The Man Who Would Be King - Trailer
Dir. Jeanie Finlay - 86min - 2015 - UK
ORION: The Man Who Would Be King, a film by Jeanie Finlay tells the story of Jimmy Ellis – an unknown singer plucked from obscurity and thrust into the spotlight as part of a crazy scheme that had him masquerade as Elvis back from the grave.
With a fictio...