Riots, raves and running a record label
Creation Stories is the feature film of the life of Alan McGee – the adaptation of his highly acclaimed autobiography ‘Creation Stories – Riots, Raves and Running a Record Label’. The beginning, near bankruptcy, pills, thrills, spats, prats, success, excess and breakdowns. From leaving school at sixteen to setting up the Living Room club in London, showcasing emerging indie bands, from managing the Jesus and Mary Chain to co-founding Creation at 23.
He brought us My Bloody Valentine, House of Love, Ride and, of course, Primal Scream. Embracing acid house, Alan decamped to Manchester, and hung out at the Hacienda, taking Creation into the big time with Screamadelica. His drug-induced breakdown, when it came, was dramatic, but climbing back to sobriety, he oversaw Oasis’ rise to become one of the biggest bands in the world.
Creation Records sold 60 million albums worldwide from 1983 – 2000.
Irvine Welsh – Writer
Nick Moran – Director
Burning Wheel – Producers
Danny Boyle – Executive Producer
Greg Barrow – Executive Producer