Sunday Movie - The Beatles: Eight Days A Week, (documentary, dir. Ron Howard) with producer Bru Higham
The Guardian: 'Ron Howard’s intensely enjoyable documentary about the Beatles’ touring years.'
IN 1962 FOUR YOUNG MEN JOHN LENNON, PAUL McCARTNEY, GEORGE HARRISON AND RINGO STARR CAME TOGETHER TO FORM THE 20TH CENTURY MUSICAL PHENOMENON KNOWN AS, “THE BEATLES.”
The band stormed Europe in 1963, and, in 1964, they conquered America. Their groundbreaking world tours changed global youth culture forever and, arguably, invented mass entertainment as we know it today. All the while, the group were composing and recording a series of extraordinarily successful singles and albums. However the relentless pressure of such unprecedented fame, that in 1966 became uncontrollable turmoil, led to the decision to stop touring. In the ensuing years The Beatles were then free to focus on a series of albums that changed the face of recorded music.
Master storyteller and Oscar winner, **Ron Howard**, explores this incredible journey in his own unique way. With original interviews & footage, staggering live performances, and the intimate study of character that Ron Howard is known for, he puts us right inside this extraordinary adventure.
Bru is one of the producers of Eight Days A Week.
In '66, as London swung, with George Harrison & others, Bru opened Sibylla's, one of London's swingingest Sixties clubs. In the Bahamas he ran The House of Lords, where performers included James Brown, Gladys Knight & The Allmann Brothers. On tour, he was promoter for T Rex, Cat Stevens & Yes.
In 1980, until 1996, he was founder and part owner of Diamond Time Limited – public location video and audio programming throughout Europe, Japan, Australia and the USA. Clients included Warner Brothers, Pioneer Electronics, Sony & the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum.
In 2002-4, Bru was Assistant Producer and Casting Director of the animated feature film ‘The Magic Roundabout.'
He is currently researching and clearing rights for ‘Working Class Heroes’ – a film produced by XIX Entertainment, written by Dick Clement and Ian Le Frenais and featuring Michael Caine, that documents the creativity and class upheavals of London in the 1960’s.
The Guardian: Ron Howard’s intensely enjoyable documentary about the Beatles’ touring years.'