The Director of This is England - Shane Meadows, is a life-long Stone Roses fan. Over the past year, he has been granted admittance to the legendary Manchester indie band with the purpose of creating a film: The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone.
The feature-length documentary will be released in UK cinemas "late spring/early summer", and will contain footage obtained by Meadows who journeyed with the band beginning at their reunion press conference in October 2011 to their worldwide tour and most recent live shows in August 2012, documenting the intimate moments of Ian, John, Mani and Reni's resurrection no one believed possible.
The influence of the Stone Roses goes well beyond the music for their loyal fans, and Meadows is able to use his incredible directorial ability to capture the excitement and the way of life for the dedicated fans. The film is a touching, emotional snapshot of a seminal moment in the band’s history.
Shane Meadows says: “When Ian Brown rang me to tell me my favourite band of all time was getting back together again, it was like every Roses fan’s wildest dreams were coming true. People tell you that you can’t recapture your youth, it won’t be the same. I don’t believe that.”
The Stone Roses formed in 1983 and began playing small clubs throughout the mid-1980, acheiving breakthrough success with their debut album The Stone Roses in 1983. One of the original 'Madchester' bands, they had a long legal battle with their original record label, and released their second album Second Coming in 1994.
Shane Meadows and Warp Films created This is England, Dead Man’s Shoes, and Channel 4 series This is England ’86 and ’88. The production company is Warp Films with Mark Herbert producing.
The Stone Roses: Made Of Stone will be shown at the Berlin International Film Festival, which begins on February 7, and is due to be released in UK cinemas "late spring/early summer".