At our annual company meeting, we had the pleasure of the very talented Director Mat Whitecross being our guest speaker. Mat talked to us about when he co-directed with Michael Winterbottom, on The Shock Doctrine, an adaptation of Naomi Klein’s controversial book and making the Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll feature film – a surreal biopic of punk legend Ian Dury, which was released to critical acclaim and nominated at the 2010 BAFTAs. We listened to Mat’s vision and watched a behind the scenes film for the making of the Adventure of a Lifetime music video for Coldplay, as well as hearing about how he worked with the very talent Gallagher brothers in making the feature documentary Supersonic, which is about the early years of legendary British band Oasis.
He is currently in pre-production for his next film The Man Who, a drama based on the life of Beatles manager Brian Epstein, and filming long-term with Coldplay on their A Head Full of Dreams tour. As well as Coldplay, he has collaborated on videos with a variety of international artists The Rolling Stones, U2, Take That and Jay-Z. He has also made films for Comic Relief, Alzheimer’s Society, Greenpeace and Save the Children, and political broadcasts for the Labour Party.
The man behind Coldplay’s “Adventure of a Lifetime”, which featured dancing monkeys, Andy Serkis and was 6 months in the making.
RECENT DRUM COLLABORATIONS Guest speaker at our annual company conference