I’m currently making a feature documentary about The Stranglers. I’m now two thirds of the way through the formal interviews with approximately 40hrs of footage to date, this doesn’t include the backstage chat and not to mention what we capture from the remaining 6 interviews yet to be shot. Having had all the interviews transcribed I can now start to piece together the story for the film. This starts with a rough paper edit before we take our first draft into the edit suit on October 1st. This is a lot closer than I care to think about right now.
The interviews have been fascinating and everyone has been as open and honest as their memories, egos and relationships allow and for that I will be eternally grateful.
The still features Garry Coward Williams who we interviewed in London in May 2018. For those of you who don’t know Garry he is credited as being the bands first official photographer and possibly their earliest dedicated fan. This relationship came about after a chance meeting in a boozer long before the band were even signed. This clip tells the story of how 15 year old Gary and the band met.