Aussie Documentary to Look at AIR Studios Montserrat
Screen Australia today announced production funding for 18 documentary projects, one of which will focus on AIR Studios Montserrat.
The organisation doled out AUSD 3.5 million dollars (XCD 6.789 million) in funding to 18 film projects, the report said.
Under the Volcano is the name of the feature-length documentary from Rush Films which tells the story of AIR studios Montserrat, a state-of-the-art recording facility which had its hay day in the 1980s. Built by Beatles producer the late Sir George Martin, the studio formed the backdrop to monumental events in music history.
“Through personal accounts, never-before-seen footage and backed by a blistering soundtrack, this feature is a definitive account of the place that stumbled upon the perfect storm of talent, technology and isolation, creating music that would live on long after the last tape rolled,” the article noted.
AIR Studios saw the likes of The Police, Stevie Wonder, Simply Red and other famous rock bands of the 1980s visiting the island to record their hits.