06/05. Saturday

18:30 Principal Theater

A Film About Studio Electrophonique

James Taylor (United Kingdom - 2022 - 59’ - VOSE - Basque Country Premiere)

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Ken Patten was a panel beater who sported a rakish moustache and had a passion for music. He built his own creative universe in the downstairs extension of his Handsworth council house. It was here that he set about recording the sounds of Sheffield, nurturing a generation of nascent superstars who would go on to form some of the most iconic British bands of the 1980s and 1990s: ABC, Heaven 17, Def Leppard, Clock DVA and Pulp. James Taylor’s film, the little-known story of Studio Electrophonique, celebrates a vision unconstrained by means and a name that almost died unheralded, but now survives on the outer ring road of art.

Data sheet

  • Director: James Taylor
  • Year: 2022
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Length: 59 min.
  • Original language: English
  • Leadings: Pulp, ABC, the Human League
  • Producers: Graham Wrench, James Leesley

James Taylor

James Taylor

James Taylor was born in Sheffield in 1972. He worked as an English Teacher in Sheffield, North Carolina and Paris for over twenty years before teaching himself how to make and edit films on an obsolete iPad. His first two films, 'The Campaigners' and 'A Film About Studio Electrophonique', both had their premieres at Sheffield DocFest.