The makers of Until The Light Takes Us, the award winning film about the 90’s Norwegian “black metal” music scene, are offering free screenings and DVDs to all UK record stores affected by the riots.
The fire that occurred late on Monday the 8th at the Sony warehouse in London destroyed the stock held by Pias, the biggest distributor of independent labels in Britain and Ireland.Affected UK record stores can contact the filmmakers directly by writing firstname.lastname@example.org. The film will be made available for free, to be shown as in-store or off-site events, or as part of fundraisers. The first screening event will be at Rough Trade East in London, on 26 August. Details will be available here.
Audrey Ewell, who Directed and Produced the film with partner Aaron Aites, states, “UK record stores were a huge help to us during our theatrical run last year. They supported us with ticket sales and giveaways, announcements to their customers, poster displays, and by generally just being cool and supporting music and art and film and all the things that make for the kind of society and community we want to be a part of. We were very sad to hear that so many lost stock in the Sony warehouse fire, and would like to do whatever we can to help support the stores that supported us, as well as any others who could use a hand right now. This isn’t any sort of judgement on the riots: we’re not British, and we’re not going to spout off on this. Aside from the larger issues at play here, we’re independent, and we know what this sort of blow feels like to other independents. We may not have money to donate, but we have our film, the independence to make our decisions, some available DVD stock, and a desire to help those who’ve helped us, and who make art, film and music available and provide a gathering place for people who love these things. Any record store that sees this notice and wants to take us up on our offer should get in touch. Everyone’s helping in their own way, we’re happy to see everyone’s efforts and encourage other labels & imprints, if they’re able, to reach out and help however they can.”
EDIT – Until the Light Takes Us is out on VOD in the UK on 15th September.
Alton loves film. He is founder and Editor In Chief of BRWC. Some of the films he loves are Rear Window, Superman 2, The Man With The Two Brains, Clockwise, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Trading Places, Stir Crazy and Punch-Drunk Love.