- 28 Jun 19
Premiering in July, it includes contributions from Glen Hansard, Sharon Horgan, Mike Scott, & Lisa Hannigan,
The first trailer has been released for Heyday: The Mic Christopher Story, which premieres on Saturday July 13 as part of the Galway Film Fleadh.
“It’s about life, love and second chances,” says the strapline and the documentary duly delivers with Glen Hansard, Sharon Horgan, Mike Scott, Bronagh Gallagher, Josh Ritter, Lisa Hannigan, Jerry Fish, Paddy Casey and Rónan Ó Snodaigh among those paying tribute to their friend and fellow journeyer down the rock ‘n’ roll highway.
Tragically, the Bronx-born, Dublin-residing 32-year-old died in 2001 whilst on tour in northern Holland with The Waterboys. Out for a few beers after the show, he slipped on some steps, hit his head and lapsed into a coma from which he never emerged.
“The passion he had and the way he changed when he sang is weirdly at odds with this very boyish, silly, fun kind of persona that he had outside of that,” says Sharon Horgan while Glen Hansard reflects that, “I only realised long after Mic had passed how much cooler he was than me. You continue to question it. You think about just how tenuous life is. What happens to a spirit when it’s so full of life and so full of his positivity?”
“He had a different way of putting things,” adds Paddy Casey. “His lyrics weren’t straightforward. They were unique.”
The documentary is a joint venture between Speed Of Life Films and Single Cell Films who previously collaborated on the excellent video accompanying David Holmes, Noel Gallagher and BP Fallon's ‘Henry McCullough’ tune.