TVD Radar: Big Gold Dream: Scottish Post-Punk and Infiltrating
the Mainstream
now screening via VOD

VIA PRESS RELEASE | Big Gold Dream: Scottish Post-Punk and Infiltrating the Mainstream dusts off old vinyl sleeves and record players to rewind back to 1977 – mid-1980s to celebrate the incredible and vital epoch of Scotland’s post-punk and indie music scene by two small, short-lived labels, FAST Product and Postcard Records.

Director Grant McPhee returns with feature-length music documentary, Big Gold Dream distributed in the US by TriCoast Entertainment and CEO’s Strathford Hamilton and Marcy Levitas Hamilton. Big Gold Dream credited producer Wendy Griffin alongside co-producers, Innes Reekie, Erik Sandberg, and Angela Slaven.

Often overlooked and forgotten, Big Gold Dream preserves Scotland’s lost music gems and their legacy by highlighting FAST Product and Postcard Records essential role in shaping the post-punk and Independent music scene. Postcard Records and FAST Product were initially influential in shaping UK’s music scene with their eclectic rosters (musicians that didn’t guarantee instant revenue or even a full crowd).

Big Gold Dream captures the labels’ revolutionary roles in the ‘70s punk movement to ‘80s pop music, creating Scotland’s launch pad for little known bands like Scars, Orange Juice, Dead Kennedys, The Human League, Josef K, and early Joy Division, to be pushed out into America mainstream, eventually creating a name for themselves and going down in music history.

“Actually, success was beside the point. What Big Gold Dream celebrates is the glory of the margins. Many of those spiky, misshapen records now sound prescient, and it’s good to be reminded of acts […] who pulled the post-punk spirit in different directions,” wrote BBC’s Alastair McKay.

Big Gold Dream provides the missing pieces to Scotland’s post-punk and pop history, giving an authentic feel with its re-creation of the tenement flats, which the labels grew out of and hand-written notes and even fan mail, alongside its archived and aged footage of interviews from Bob Last to music legend, Peter Hook (Joy Division, New Order, Peter Hook, The Light).

Big Gold Dream: Scottish Post-Punk and Infiltrating the Mainstream is presently screening on iTunes, Sony Playstation, and Google Play.

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