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Till You're Told To Stop

James Blunt's meteoric rise story reveals the making of a global pop phenomenon as never seen before
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Overview

Genre
Music, Culture, Contemporary Issues, and Portrait
Synopsis

Till You’re Told To Stop follows the voyage of a humble British soldier who resigned from his post as a Queen's Guard to become a musician.

It tracks the steps of James Blunt, an artist with no musical background through to his enormous worldwide success with his debut album Back To Bedlam .


The key industry players in the story explain in detail the processes involved in getting to work with him at a time when no record labels wanted to sign him.

Finally gaining the support of the music industry and proving his doubters wrong. In the summer of 2005, the album “Back to Bedlam” and single “You're Beautiful” become number one and stayed there for weeks. (Going on to be the UK’s biggest selling debut album of the 21st Century)

What happens between the summer of 2003 and the summer of 2007 (signing, the early gigs, album release, promotion, world touring and success in Europe and USA; the awards and nominations all the way to the recording of James’s second album) constitutes one of the most amazing musical journeys in decades.



The film also documents the friendship that grows between James and his accompanist Paul Beard (keyboards player) and Mike Hornby (music engineer) while gaining public exposure by playing to ever growing audiences in small venues throughout the UK and later USA.



Through the characters and how their story unfolds the movie becomes a mirror of the music industry at this time of great change.

Stage
finished
Running time
84 minutes

Credits

  • Ruth Somalo ... Director, Producer and Editor
  • Declan Morrell ... Executive Producer
  • Josh Levin ... Executive Producer
  • Clive Collier ... Editor
  • Dino Pascarelli ... Colorist
  • Julienne Guffain ... Sound Mix at HOBO

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Horns and Tails Productions
Country
United Kingdom
Years of Production
2004-2009
Locations
UK, USA, CANADA, FRANCE, TOKIO...

Distribution Details

Release year
2010
Festivals
NXNE, INTERNACIONAL DE GRANADA, DOCUMENTAMADRID, TUCSON FILM & MUSIC, THAILAND, DOCUWEST, RINCON, SOUTH AFRICA, TENERIFE, MEXICO
Awards
BEST FILM, BEST DOCUMENTARY, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST INT DOCUMENTARY, AWARD OF MERIT, GOLDEN PALM
Distribution
Looking for a distributor
Language
English
Subtitles
Spanish

Photos

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