“HAVE YOU GOT IT YET?” THE STORY OF SYD BARRETT AND PINK FLOYD
7 Night Run at Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto between August 19 and September 7
~Dates currently available in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia with additional dates to be added ~
Mercury Studios has partnered with Hot Docs and the Pink Floyd Exhibition at the Better Living Center in Exhibition Place in Toronto for a discounted admission to both the film and the exhibition.
“What the Floyd did, what Syd did, somehow at those few gigs they did in London is that they defined the whole of that moment in the ‘60s.”
- Pete Townshend (The Who)
“Syd Barrett's music, both with Pink Floyd and as a solo artist, changed everything in pop culture.” - Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth)
“Riveting, poignant, tender, moving and tragic but ultimately inspiring.”
- John Squire (The Stone Roses)
18 AUGUST 2023 (TORONTO, ON) — Directed by award-winning filmmaker Roddy Bogawa (Taken By Storm: The Art of Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis) and the late, acclaimed designer Storm Thorgerson (Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Black Sabbath)
Featuring interviews with David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Roger Waters, original band managers Peter Jenner and Andrew King, as well as The Who’s Pete Townshend and Blur’s Graham Coxon among others
Abramorama to distribute the film globally.
Produced by Mercury Studios, Believe Media, and A Cat Called Rover
Produced by Orian Williams, Rupert Truman and Roddy Bogawa
Executive Produced by Alice Webb, Geoff Kempin, Paul Loasby, Liz Silver and Luke Thornton
Narrated by Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, The Patriot)
Syd and Pink Floyd crystallized a cultural moment where anything seemed possible but where that freedom could come with a cost. Was Syd just another drug casualty? Did he suffer from an undiagnosed mental condition? Or did he dislike the attention and fame as the fun turned to work? While there are no clear answers, there is the feeling by all those around Syd that something went terribly wrong. Have You Got it Yet? is a chronicle and a mosaic of Barrett’s creative and destructive impulses, his captivating presence and absence - a portrait of the complex puzzle that was his life.
RT: 94 minutes
CONFIRMED THEATRES AND DATES
Calgary, AB, Canada
17th & 31st August
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Metro Movies 12
27th October & 1st November
Hamilton, ON, Canada
4th & 11th August
Ottawa, ON, Canada
23rd & 24th August=
St Catherines, ON, Canada
The Film House
13th & 22nd August
Toronto, ON, Canada
Hot Docs Cinema
19th, 25th, 28th, 29th & 31st August
3rd & 7th September
Vancouver BC. Canada
8 and 18 September
Waterloo, ON, Canada
5th & 12th August
MORE THEATRES TO BE ADDED, VISIT THE WEBSITE FOR UPDATES
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ABOUT MERCURY STUDIOS
Mercury Studios is a full-service production studio originating, producing, selling, distributing, and investing in scripted, unscripted, and live content. Editorially independent, Mercury Studios is powered by Universal Music Group and represents the world’s leading catalogue of music-related content. Current and recent projects include If These Walls Could Sing, the untold story of the world-famous Abbey Road Studios, directed by celebrated British photographer and filmmaker Mary McCartney for Disney+; “My Life as a Rolling Stone,” a four-part docuseries of intimate portraits of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts for the BBC and Epix, Shania Twain: Not Just a Girl, a career documentary about the superstar that is available on Netflix; and “Mars,” a short film based on an original universe and characters created by Yungblud, starring Yasmin Finney, that premiered at the London Film Festival and screens later this summer at the Tribeca Film Festival. The 2023 slate includes “This Town,” a six-part series for the BBC from writer, creator and executive producer Steven Knight; Mixtape, a feature documentary from Omar Acosta, and Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop, a feature documentary from Oscar-winning director/producer Joseph Patel (Summer of Soul), adapted from Vikki Tobak’s best-selling book. In the podcast space, Mercury will present “The Greatest Day: The Epic Story Behind Hip-Hops Most Iconic Photograph,” which debuts on Audible June 15; last year, the studio collaborated with Audible on “Crush Hour: A Musical,” a holiday series starring Ellie Goulding and Douglas Booth. Mercury Studios’ Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool was honored with two Emmys in 2020 for Outstanding Arts and Culture Documentary and Outstanding Sound. ZZ Top: That Little Ol' Band from Texas also received a 2021 Grammy Award nomination for Best Music Film. Both feature documentaries are part of the Mercury Studios library, consisting of over 5,000 hours of programming
Believe Media is a production company devoted to visual innovation, artistic originality and nurturing young talent with a vision and voice. With offices in Los Angeles, New York, and London, Believe maintains strong alliances with a global network of clients. We offer vast experience and adaptive strategies to diverse projects for the world’s most esteemed brands, agencies, record labels and iconic musical artists. Our directors’ influence in visual storytelling, fashion, automotive and music has been celebrated at such awards as the Cannes Lions, the Clios, the ADDYs, SXSW and the MTV awards.
ABOUT CAT CALLED ROVER
A CAT CALLED ROVER was founded in 2014 by StormStudios photographer Rupert Truman, Producer Julius Beltrame and Director Roddy Bogawa to complete HAVE YOU GOT IT YET? after the untimely passing of co-Director Storm Thorgerson. Taking its name from one of Syd Barrett’s cats, the production company’s first feature length work is HAVE YOU GOT IT YET? THE STORY OF SYD BARRETT AND PINK FLOYD.
Abramorama is the preeminent global distribution, marketing, and rights management partner feature films and episodic programming, with a special focus on music and social impact documentaries. An innovator in focused, niche film distribution, direct-to-consumer engagement, and live, event and digital cinema, Abramorama provides expertise and results to filmmakers and content owners worldwide. In its 25+ years of operation, Abramorama has been the trusted film partner to many of the most respected global brands in entertainment: The Beatles, Stevie Nicks, Neil Young, Laurie Anderson, Jimi Hendrix, Pearl Jam, Metallica, Green Day, Melanie Martinez, National Geographic, Discovery, AARP, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, HBO, Showtime, Hulu, Universal Music Group, Atlantic Records, Warner Music, Sony, Concord Music Group, and many, many others. Through a powerful global network of cinemas, digital media outlets, and affinity marketing partners, Abramorama strategically implements a unified distribution and audience activation plan for each title. Abramorama is expert at maximizing reach, engagement, marketing spends, and the ROI for content created for target audiences.
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