Fire Films launched with the critically acclaimed ‘The Ballad of Shirley Collins’ (London Film Festival, Selection 2017); the definitive document of one of Britains most iconic folk singers and followed that up with the critically acclaimed ‘The Chills: The Triumph and Tragedy of Martin Phillipps’ (SXSW Film Festival, Selection 2019 – where the band won the Grulke Prize).
Fires latest film is ‘King Rocker’ (Sheff Doc Fest, Selection 2020/2021), a documentary of the life of post-punk survivor Robert Lloyd from the Prefects and The Nightingales, written by comedian Stewart Lee and Director Michael Cumming (Brass Eye) and produced by James Nicholls. Described by film aficionado Mark Kermode as, amongst many superlatives, “A wonderful watch” & “Do not miss”” and voted the “2nd best film of the year” by Mojo
Fire Films now takes a more hands-on approach to the music videos of the label, utilising a pool of incredibly talented film-makers around the world, and was recently awarded a grant to start filming a series of live performances (entitled ‘Baptism Of Fire’) via the Noon Chorus streaming platform as well as an exclusive partnership with BIE Music to handle China (furthering Fire‘s reach in the region). Amongst the artists taking part include Vanishing Twin, Throwing Muses, The Chills and Jane Weaver.
l-r Jenna Jones [Fire], Scott Muir [The Chills Manager], Martin Phillipps [The Chills], James Nicholls [Fire], Jonny Halliday [Fire], Alice Gros [Fire] at The Chills film premiere @ SXSW