He's Back, Haven't You Heard?
Ginger and Pickles Productions have secured exclusive rights for the production of a global feature-length documentary, The Unexpected Return of Mr Meek - in cinemas Feb 2025.
This flagship release focuses on the extraordinary life and musical legacy of 1960s producer Joe Meek, who crafted the sound of modern music - working with David Bowie, Jimmy Page, Richie Blackmore, Tom Jones, Rod Stewart, Marc Bolan and many more.
A number of high-profile contributors are already committed to appear in the production including Nick Moran (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), Sylvia Massey (Producer: Prince, Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Nigel Godrich (Producer: Radiohead, Paul McCartney) and Trevor Horn CBE (Producer: Buggles, Ivor Novello Award).
Exceptionally, the narrative thread throughout the film will be provided by Joe Meek himself - brought "back to life" and given a voice in his own story for the first time - through the magic of deepfake AI.
Alongside this film, G&P will deliver a 5-part docuseries for streaming - exploring the themes of Joe's life in greater detail, including the (criminalised) homosexual experience of the 1960s, his incredible home-grown recording techniques, and the dark underbelly of "swinging sixties" London.
In addition, G&P will bring contemporary A-list music stars into the studio to create brand new songs using never-released Joe Meek instrumental material from the 1960s. As well as providing a central part of the main documentary, this unique past-meets-present collaboration will produce an original soundtrack album and a series of music videos - creating compelling viewing for a global, multi-generational audience.
The box office and streaming revenues from this highly innovative, multi-faceted project will provide the launchpad to develop a wider slate of projects currently in gestation.
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