RHYL film maker Sara Sugarman will discuss returning to her roots to shoot the story of how a North Wales rocker fooled the music industry next month.
Sara, director of Vinyl, will be doing holding a Q and A session at the North Wales premier of the film at 7pm at Prestatyn Scala Cinema and Art Centre on Monday, April 15 and will be in Saronie’s café bar after the film.
Vinyl follows punk rocker Johnny Jones (Phil Daniels), who decides to fool record industry bigwigs after they ignore his band’s reunion.
The film is based on how Dyserth's Alarm frontman Mike Peters exposed ageism in pop by writing a new song 45 RPM and hired youngsters to pose as The Poppyfields.
Sara first met Mike when she was the bassist for The Fractures, and he was in a band called The Toilets during Rhyl’s 1970s punk scene.
She said: “It’s a feelgood underdog story about how, in this instance age, but on a more universal level how nothing should get in the way of the human spirit following its goal - whatever you want to do, make your dreams come true by just doing it.”
When the track hit the Top 30 Mike exposed the ruse, creating a furore that reached a Hollywood executive, and Sara became a shoe-in for the project.
She said: "I was called in on a long list of people being considered for this idea, and I said ‘not only do I like the idea, I’m part of it’."
The movie opens nationwide on Thursday.