Sunday, 12 December 2010

[412] Wes Orshoski + Greg Olliver Interview

At the London Film Festival, they hold these informal, hectic interview engagements called 'Filmmaker Afternoon Teas', where journalists (both video and print) are crammed into the back section of the May Fair hotel's restaurant-bar. In theory, various directors should turn up and chat with the assembled journos, but that's not always the case. Sadly, my attempts to bag interviews didn't always work out well. Below, however, is the one that really paid off - an interview with Greg Olliver and Wes Orshoski, the two dudes behind the bio-doc Lemmy.

Of all the films at the London Film Festival, we particularly warmed to Lemmy, the rock documentary from directors Wes Orshoski and Greg Olliver. And, luckily for us, they were on hand for a chat. So, we grabbed a few minutes of their time, just before they scarpered off for a drink with two members of New Wave of British Heavy Metal group, Girlschool.

Two charming and energetic dudes, they regaled us with a few priceless production anecdotes, including how they got on Lemmy’s good side, what the man himself thought of the film, and how, when they wanted to storm a stage at a Metallica gig, they ignored the band’s managers and asked James Hetfield directly.

Read the full article here.

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