Production will start this month on a new film that will tell the story of The Beatles through the recollections of the group's fans. “Here There and Everywhere,” projected to be an 80-minute documentary, will be shot through the year and is set for release in 2018, producer Simon Weitzman told AXS this week. An official announcement was made Feb. 8. The film has the backing of a number of Beatles organizations, among them the Cavern Club where the Beatles performed before they were famous, The Beatles Story Museum and the Hard Days Night Hotel in Liverpool, the British Beatles Fan Club and U.S.-based fan conventions Abbey Road on the River.
“The project starts this week, but we are sorting things out for initial interviews over the next few months,” Weitzman, the co-author of two books on the Beatles from Archivum Books, “The Beatles – All You Need Is Love” and “Tom Murray's Mad Day Out,” said in an interview. David L. Simon is one of the film's two executive producers, along with Pete Nash of the British Beatles Fan Club.
“Essentially this is the people's archive of The Beatles. It's a celebration of people like you and me sharing those stories in a way that everyone can enjoy them. Yes, it is the first time, to my knowledge, that fans and groups have come together, forgive the pun, to do this,” Weitzman says. “The film is the front facing media part of this, but the concept of a people's archive, showcasing and sharing stories, I hope will open up a lot more communication between fans and also use those stories as a legacy to the future generations who will love The Beatles. The fans are just a huge part of it.”
By: Steve Marinucci