If These Walls Could Sing review – mystery tour of Abbey Road Studios

Putting her privileged access to good use, Mary McCartney has directed this enjoyable documentary about Abbey Road Studios in London – famously the site of the Beatles’ classic recordings (her dad is Paul of course), but much more besides. McCartney’s film takes us through the history of the building itself (in the St John’s Wood neighbourhood of London, perhaps only Lord’s cricket ground is more of an English icon).

Mary McCartney: 'This was a way of bringing the audience into Abbey Road'

ABC News' Linsey Davis spoke to Mary McCartney, director of "If These Walls Could Sing," unpacking her personal ties and the 90-year history of the legendary studio

‘If These Walls Could Sing’ Review: Mary McCartney Takes Her Own Crosswalk to Abbey Road

It’s fair to say that Abbey Road Studios is the most documented recording facility in the world, but only if you count the crosswalk outside. Otherwise, the nine-bedroom mansion turned studio hasn’t really had its day in the cinematic sun, the way that more modest studios like L.A.’s Sound City and Alabama’s Muscle Shoals have. Making up for that with an A-lister-filled movie treatment is “If These Walls Could Sing,” the first feature-length documentary from Mary McCartney, who has a hell of a shared Rolodex to draw upon in gathering the firsthand rock ‘n’ roll anecdotes you expect and want in a film like this. She’s also savvy enough to know that the guy working in the back gluing irreplaceable mid-century microphones back together deserves a few seconds of screen time, too.

Mary McCartney's If These Walls Could Sing coming soon to Disney Plus

We’re excited to announce If These Walls Could Sing, Mary McCartney’s new Disney Original Documentary on Abbey Road Studios is coming to Disney Plus on 16 December after making its debut at Telluride Film Festival.
The culmination of years of research, the film is Mary’s personal love letter to a place which not only fostered her dad’s creative work, but also countless numbers of the most talented artists from around the globe.

‘Bobi Wine: Ghetto President’: Venice Review

Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, has become the face of change in Uganda, the charismatic pop star-turned-politician the embodiment of hope in a country ruled by a brutal dictatorship. Christopher Sharp and Moses Bwayo’s documentary snapshot Bobi Wine: Ghetto President is as gripping as any thriller but without the tidy, uplifting resolution that real life rarely provides. This emotional, thought-provoking work should travel extensively, attracting interest from festivals, streamers and documentary channels.

Venice: National Geographic Takes ‘Bobi Wine’ Worldwide

National Geographic snatched up Bobi Wine: Ghetto President after its world premiere at this year’s Venice Film Festival and ahead of its US bow at Telluride today. Wine, who was in Venice to promote the film, will be at the US premiere as well, and will give a live musical performance in the center of town on Sunday night.

National Geographic plans to tour Bobi Wine: Ghetto President across global festivals throughout the rest of the year and release it in theaters in 2023.


This observational documentary film follows Bobi Wine and his wife Barbie. Bobi rises from the ghetto slums of Kampala to one of the country’s most loved superstars. His musical talent lifts him and emboldens millions of previously voiceless people. Bobi uses his music for activism, then becomes an Independent Member of Parliament to stand to defend the rights of his people, the ghetto people. Bobi’s wife, Barbie, by standing with him, plunges her own life into uncertainty

Cymande film premiere @ SXSW

"Finding films like GETTING IT BACK: THE STORY OF CYMANDE are why I go to festivals. Its the reason I shy away from the big films and root around in the films that are not the ones that everyone instantly graviates toward. Its the sort of film that I love to find and push at people who don't want to see it until they are broken and they give in and watch it. I then like to watch their reaction as their eyes go wide and they go "oh crap, that was great! Why aren't more people talking about it?""

postPerspective Interview with George

"Veteran re-recording mixer and supervising sound editor George Foulgham has a rich history in creating soundscapes for documentaries. In fact, before starting his own studio, GF Soundscapes, this year, he ran the feature documentary audio department at London-based post production house Molinare for almost 20 years."


For the first time in two years, The Association of Motion Picture Sound (AMPS) was able to honour its annual awards winners at a physical ceremony which was held on Sunday 12th September at The University of Greenwich. “The Queen’s Gambit” scooped the Excellence in Sound for a Television Drama accolade and “Ronnie’s: Ronnie Scott and his World- Famous Jazz Club” received Excellence in Sound for a Factual Film.

The winning sound talent line-up from “Ronnie: Ronnie Scott and his World-Famous Jazz Club” includes, Claire Ellis, George Foulgham, Andrew Hewitson, Alastair Sirkett.