Oil City Confidential
Oil City Confidential is the story of Dr Feelgood, four men in cheap suits who crashed out of Canvey Island in the early ’70s, sandpapered the face of rock’n'roll, leaving all that came before a burnt-out ruin – four estuarine John-the-Baptists to Johnny Rotten’s anti-Christ. Taking London by storm, they sped through Europe and conquered the UK with No 1 chart success, before imploding just as punk was born and America beckoned with open arms. Contributions from members of The Clash, Blondie and The Sex Pistols join Dr Feelgood with collaborators Jools Holland and Alison Moyet to tell the story of Canvey, ’70s England and the greatest local band in the world.
Oil City Confidential is the completion of Julien Temple’s trilogy on British music of the 1970s. A frenetic and anarchic montage of archive and fictive footage, it was expertly edited by award winning editor Caroline Richards and produced by Stephen Malit and George Hencken. Full picture and audio post-production was undertaken by Molinare.
The wealth of music, archive material, new footage, fictive material and interviews were transferred over to Molinare by AAF where a full dialogue and sound FX tracklay was prepared working particularly hard on combining the myriad types of footage into a coherent and focused soundtrack. The sound was edited and mixed ‘in the box’ on Pro Tools by editor/mixer Dan Johnson.
Awards & Nominations:
Oil City Confidential has won Best Film 2010 at the Mojo Awards, Best Documentary at the Kermode Awards 2011 and was the winner of Best International Film 2009 (Cult Award) at the Turin Film Festival.