CREATION STORIES (2020) Preview of indie rock entrepreneur Alan McGee biopic – now with trailer

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Creation Stories is a 2020 British biopic feature film about Alan McGee who founded a record label that launched a slew of influential indie bands. The movie is the adaptation of McGee’s autobiography ‘Creation Stories: Riots, Raves and Running a Record Label’.

Directed by Nick Moran (Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) from a screenplay written by Dean Cavanagh and Irvine Welsh. Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) executive produced.

The film features Ewen Bremner, Suki Waterhouse, Jason Isaacs, Jason Flemyng, Paul Kaye, Steven Berkoff, Thomas Turgoose and Ed Byrne.


“The beginning, near bankruptcy, pills, thrills, spats, prats, success, excess and breakdowns. From leaving school at sixteen-years-old to setting up the Living Room club in London, showcasing emerging indie bands, from managing The Jesus and Mary Chain to co-founding Creation Records at aged twenty-three. 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 Primal Scream’s 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.”

Producer Shelley Hammond commented: “It’s a true British film in the best way possible. Nick Moran and everyone involved has done an absolutely sterling job and the best part is soon to come – when it’s out there for all to see!”


In the UK, Creation Stories premiered on Sky Cinema on 20th March 2021.

In the US, RLJE films will release Creation Stories on Digital HD and On-Demand (VOD) on 25th February 2022.


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