"Like a mint pressing in a bargain bin Sound It Out is a rare find" NY Times
A winning combination of High Fidelity and American Splendor The Guardian
ABOUT THE FILM?
Over the last five years an independent record shop has closed in the UK every three days. SOUND IT OUT (75 mins) is a documentary portrait of the very last surviving vinyl record shop in Teesside, North East England.
A cultural haven in one of the most deprived areas in the UK, SOUND IT OUT documents a place that is thriving against the odds and the local community that keeps it alive. Directed by Jeanie Finlay who grew up three miles from the shop.
A distinctive, funny and intimate film about men, the
North and the irreplaceable role music plays in our lives.
The official film of Record Store Day 2011.
In 2010 270 totally wonderful people supported the making of SOUND IT OUT here on IndieGoGo. This amazing support helped us make our independent documentary, complete the post-production and take the film to SXSW for its world premiere. The reception from critics and audiences has been overwhelming and now we need your help to finish the story and bring SOUND IT OUT to cinemas across the UK.
The unexpected pure pleasure of this years indie documentaries at SXSW James Rocchi MSN Movies
SOUND IT OUT isnt just good its important Matt Singer IFC
WHAT WE NEED AND WHAT YOU GET
We want to bring SOUND IT OUT to your town, have bands from the film perform at screenings and help to promote the record store network across the UK. So we need to make additional master copies of the film, produce promotional materials and get the film certified by the BBFC.
As one of our previous funders put it
Why fund SOUND IT OUT? Because small shops give us hope. Ange Taggart
In return for your support we have some great perks including:
Signed copies of the limited edition 7" gatefold DVD
Signed A2 Poster by the brilliant Amy Blackwell.
Exclusive SOUND IT OUT custom jewellery from the gorgeous Tatty Devine
A portable vinyl turntable from the great guys at Crosley Radio
Screening in your home with director Jeanie Finlay
A private tour of Sound It Out Records with keeper of the vinyl Tom Butchart
And of course our love and gratitude spread far and wide over all the SOUND IT OUT social networks.
The BFI (British Film Institute) loves the film and is supporting our campaign. Money raised here on IndieGoGo will unlock their support for a nationwide release of SOUND IT OUT. Its very exciting and every single contribution will make a real difference it will enable us to meet audience demand for the film and to have a national impact.
Hilarious and incredibly heartwarming NME
A film as much about what it is to be human as it is about a record shop Michael Kurtz co-founder Record Store Day
SOUND IT OUT tells the story of a shop thats surviving against the odds in a time where empty shops are a familiar sight - everybody remembers the record shop that changed their life and the independent shops of their youth that have now closed down. Where we chose to spend our money is important, perhaps now more than ever. Every penny can make a difference.
Timely, optimistic, human Little White Lies
OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP
Help spread the word about SOUND IT OUT, join our Facebook page and invite your friends, leave a comment, choose a perk and contribute to the film. Were also on Twitter and of course theres the SOUND IT OUT website, where you can watch the trailer and sign up to our mailing list.
We really appreciate your support, donations and help in spreading the word about SOUND IT OUT - see you at a cinema really soon!
Thank you. The SOUND IT OUT team x
WHO WE ARE
Director: Jeanie Finlay is obsessed with music and it runs through all her feature docs. (Goth Cruise, IFC), Teenland (BBC4). Jeanie is currently in production on The Great Hip Hop Hoax (BBC Scotland and BBC Storyville) and ORION: The Man Who Would be King (Met Film and Glimmer Films).
Producer of Marketing and Distribution: Sally Hodgson (Pipoca Pictures) connects artists and filmmakers with their audiences. Other projects include building an online and offline audience for a forthcoming archive documentary feature Spirit of 1945, consulting on a number of crowdfunding campaigns and talent scouting for Radar Music Video. Previous credits include Communications Executive on Shane Meadows BAFTA winning This Is England.