a film by Leslie Ann Coles

~  TOP PICKS of 16th WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL  ~ Winner Best Documentary Feature ~ Bare Bones Int. Film and Festival ~ Winner Gold : Spotlight Documentary Film  Awards   ~ Vancouver Sun picks MELODY MAKERS as highlight at "Whistler Film Festival"  ~   "Honorable Mention 35th New Jersey Int. Film Festival"  ~ Nominated Best Documentary by the Alliance of Women Film Journalists

R E V I E W S & T E S T I M O N I A L S

Canadian filmmaker Leslie-Ann Coles’ feature documentary film MELODY MAKERS is not just another doc about a band. Instead, it chronicles the birth of music journalism, and the world’s oldest and longest standing seminal magazine, Melody Maker, founded in London, England in 1926. eBOSS Canada

This film is an absolute treat, but you don’t have to be a music journalist or a photographer to love Melody Makers. You’ll see amazing photographs, hear incredible stories, and learn nuggets about the music industry that might surprise you. Gary Wenn, New Jersey Stage

Filmmaker, Leslie-Ann Coles did wonders in developing a very unique and clever concept to create what I consider is a masterpiece of the music documentary genre, it's an amazing work of art that deserves international recognition. Steven Nardelli, The Syn

…The narrator- less film rattles along to the extent that an hour and a half later I couldn’t believe it was over, so enthralled was I by the anecdotes, analysis, pictures and film of such an extraordinary ten years of music. Martin Webb, A New Day

…The tunes and the images, combined with countless inspiring and entertaining first-hand recollections, brilliantly resurrect a time that produced some of the most remarkable artists that have ever lived. Amy Balog, 60’s Today …

This cheerful history of the British music weekly Melody Maker has enough inside dope to maintain interest. Adrian Mack, The Georgia Straight

People with a love of classic 60s and 70s rock' n roll will not want to miss this. In telling the history of England's most influential rock newspaper, and the people who wrote and shot photographs for it, director Leslie-Ann Coles has unearthed a veritable treasure-trove of rare photos and incredible first-hand tales of all of your favorite rock legends from that era from Keith Moon to Jimmy Hendrix to The Who and Cream.  Paul Gratton, Whistler Film Festival.