Director: Antony Crook
Producer: Kyrie MacTavish, Naysun Alae-Carew, Marco Colombo, Mattia Della Puppa
Executive Producers: Antony Crook, Ray Black, Mark Thomas, Lauren Lamarr, Orian Williams
Production Company: Blazing Griffin, Adler Entertainment
Screen Scotland support: The film received £75,374 through Screen Scotland’s Film Development and Production Fund to support this ambitious documentary from Glasgow-based production company Blazing Griffin.
Over 25 years and 10 studio albums—using brute sonic force mixed with subtlety and grace—Mogwai have defined their own musical genre and built a loyal following by staying true to their sound and true to their roots. The film takes us on a journey from their very beginnings, in the mid 1990s, to the band writing and rehearsing their tenth studio album in their hometown of Glasgow, Scotland in 2020 - a record made during lockdown. While at first seemingly impossible to make, they ultimately made history with it.
Antony Crook, acclaimed photographer and director, and long term Mogwai collaborator punctuated the film with moments of live performance and pre-recorded tracks capturing the essence of Mogwai’s near 30-year career.
Still from MOGWAI: If The Stars Had a Sound, courtesy of Mogwai, Blazing Griffin, Adler Entertainment
The film will have its world premiere at SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas in March 2024.