Last Shop Standing Documentary: phase 2

There used to be one on every high street - but tales of their extinction were premature
Pip Piper
United Kingdom
3 Team Members


the FUNDING campaign is NOW over SO huge thanks to all of you who have contributed so far, we will be in touch soon about your perks and updates on the film: please ensure you visit our facebook site and like us for up to date info for the film.
we are well under way on editing and final bits of filming...



 "The independent record shops are true gems of our culture. Who would want them thrown away ?". 

Johnny Marr ( The Smiths )


Last Shop Standing is a collaboration between award winning feature film company Blue Hippo Media and Proper Music Publishing Ltd.

Based on the successful book by Graham Jones of the same name, "Last Shop Standing" will be a 60-minute documentary to be released in the summer of 2012.   It will be a celebration of the unique spirit of comradeship and entrepreneurial ingenuity that has enabled so many shops to keep operating successfully against the backdrop of massive changes in the music industry, the biggest recession in years, the growth of online file sharing, and the explosion of choice in music consumption.  


Did you know…

Not long ago there was a record shop on every high street, but over 500 independent record stores have closed during the last few years.

But record shops were always more than retail outlets.   They are part of our culture; they support new bands and local talent.   A place for musicians and music fans to congregate, to browse away a few hours, to walk away with music they didn't know existed.


Who will we feature…

The film features appearances by musicians and industry insiders including Norman Cook AKA "Fat Boy Slim", Billy Bragg and Richard Hawley with more to be announced, but the real stars are the record shop owners, with hysterical anecdotes about their customers, both the weird and the wonderful.   Their stories are the stuff of folklore!  Customers with strange requests, global superstars given their first break by a shop and even the bizarre behaviour of sales reps desperate to get their records into the chart.

The film will tell the full story, hold back no punches, but also celebrate and promote our great independent record stores.


What we will do once the film is completed…

We will enter "Last Shop Standing" in a range of national and international documentary film festivals and we  already have interest from broadcasters in both mainstream and cable/satellite channels in both the USA and UK and further afield. In addition a DVD will be produced that will be promoted through our extensive network of trade outlets, mailing lists and associated web-sites. Many of this years top music festivals have already booked or are interested in showing the film.


How you can help…

We are looking to raise a minimum of $5000 to begin the post production (editing) phase of the film as soon as we have finished filming.Why not look at the great perks and become part of both film and music history as you help us make this film a reality and enable independent record shops to take their rightful place in both cultural history and the present and future landscape.

Think of the PERKS as how you can INVEST and get a guaranteed RETURN.

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raised by 93 people in 3 months
118% funded
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$5,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on April 30, 2012
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  • $25USD

    This is around £15 UK and gets you a copy of the DVD dispatched a week before the official release date signed TO YOU by the Director's and Author

    26 out of 100 claimed
  • $40USD
    YOUR NAME on screen

    This is around £25 UK and gets you a copy of the DVD dispatched a week before the official release date and YOUR NAME in the credits!

    51 out of 100 claimed
  • $100USD

    A limited edition T shirt signed by the famous musicians performing at our fundraising gig on April 15th (Martin Simpson, Eliza Carthy, Andy Cutting, Fay Hield, Roy Bailey) PLUS signed DVD , name in credits and signed LSS BOOK

    3 out of 10 claimed
  • $125USD
    YOUR FACE on screen + DVD

    Limited to just 30, supply us with a photo of yourself either outside you favourite record store or holding your favourite record:We will use these 1 by 1 at the end of the film!! Of course you get the DVD too!!

    5 out of 30 claimed
  • $300USD

    Limited to just 25 this amazing perk will get you 2 X DVD's with YOUR NAME in the credits under the special heading of "Special Thanks To" and 4 tickets to the Premiere and After party in London UK with the Celebs and film makers....

    7 out of 25 claimed
  • $2,500USD
    Its YOUR film (Exec Producer)

    This is the EXCLUSIVE ONE that gets you into the film industry! YOUR NAME as Exec Producer during the main titles for all to see + 4 tickets to the London premiere and after party as part of the film makers party + 4 DVD's.

    0 out of 3 claimed
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