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Oasis documentary makers get “unprecedented access” to band

By | Published on Wednesday 4 November 2015


A new documentary about Oasis has gone into production, which reportedly sees its makers given “unprecedented access” to the band and their archive. So that’s nice. The film is being directed by ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’ director Mat Whitecross, and has ‘Amy’ director Asif Kapadia on board as executive producer.

Andrew Orr of production company Independent tells Screen Daily: “Oasis are without doubt one of the classic British rock bands selling 70 million albums worldwide and defining the sound of a whole era. At its heart are Liam and Noel Gallagher, two of the finest rock n roll stars this country has ever produced. Mat’s sensibility and style are going to provide the perfect complement to this tale of the rise of one of the great rock n roll bands”.

As well as Ian Dury biopic ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’, Whitecross has also directed 2012’s ‘Spike Island’ about a young band trying to get their demo to The Stone Roses in 1990. It’s a shame he’s doing this Oasis film because, with the ongoing Roses reunion, time is ripe for a sequel in which a young band don’t even know who The Stone Roses are and just put their music on SoundCloud instead.