Magazine article Screen International

Emer Reynolds to Direct Feature Doc about Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Emer Reynolds to Direct Feature Doc about Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott (Exclusive)

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The documentary is backed by Screen Ireland and Eagle Rock Pictures.

The life and music of rock icon Phil Lynott is to be documented in Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away, to be directed by the award-winning Irish filmmaker Emer Reynolds.

The documentary will trace how a young black boy from working class 1950’s Dublin became one of Ireland’s greatest rock stars as the lead singer of Thin Lizzy. Born in Birmingham to a father from British Guiana and an Irish mother, he moved to Dublin as a young child where he lived with his grandparents. He died aged just 36 in 1986.

Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away isbeing produced by Alan Maher and John Wallace of Ireland’s newly-formed Cowtown Pictures with Peter Worsley of London-based music documentart specialists Eagle Rock Films for Globe Productions, part of Universal Music Group, with backing from Screen Ireland. …

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