Liverpool’s world-famous Mathew Street welcomed Ian Puleston-Davies, Terri Dwyer and cast to shoot the latest scene for feature film “Bolan’s Shoes”.
Pictured with the ‘Mayor of Mathew Street’ Eric’s and Rubber Soul Complex boss Jimmy Boland, Eric’s nightclub was the backdrop for latest clips filmed in Liverpool.
The film features music by the pioneers of the glam rock movement of the 1970s, Marc Bolan’s T-Rex and is designed as a celebration of that decade’s culture. However, much like Marc Bolan’s own legacy, who died in a road accident in 1977, its glitter is dimmed by the tragic repercussions of a deadly road accident and the question of what might have been. The story celebrates the enduring legacy of childhood experiences and the deep bonds of sibling love.
“Bolan’s Shoes” is produced by U.K. independent film company Buffalo Dragon, launched in 2020 by Terri Dwyer and Greg Barrow. Dwyer is producing alongside Dean Fisher of Scanner-Rhodes Productions. Bolan’s son, Rolan Bolan, will serve as associate producer. The feature film is Puleston-Davies directorial debut.
Dwyer told Variety:
“I have worked with, and known, Ian Pulestone-Davies for over 25 years, and I am truly delighted to be working with him on his wonderful script and watching the story come alive. We are indebted to Roland for giving us permission to use Marc Bolan’s music, as well as his likeness, and honoured to have Timothy Spall in our midst, who adds such gravitas to the main role.
“The talent on set is electric, and with Ian at the helm, I feel sure ‘Bolan’s Shoes’ is going to captivate audiences. Buffalo Dragon is thrilled to be part of this terrific project.”
“Bolan’s Shoes” will be released in 2022 to coincide with the 45th anniversary of Mark Bolan’s death and what would have been his 75th birthday.
The feature film stars Timothy Spall (“Mr. Turner”), Leanne Best (“Line of Duty”) and Mark Lewis-Jones (“The Crown”).
Eric’s, known over the years to host bands such as The Stranglers, The Runaways, The Sex Pistols to name a few, the venue is rich in punk culture history and for being a haven for exciting fresh music to be explored.
Still home to live music, Eric’s is classed as one of the best nights out in Liverpool.
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