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Hey guys, my colleague Megan posted about this project in another part of the forum, I just thought I'd post it again but in the right section. Thanks in advance!

An exciting new film project - The Beatles in Hamburg

Future Artists LTD is a film & media production company based in Manchester, we’ve produced multiple film projects including ‘Invisible Circus: No Dress Rehearsal’ with a limited edition vinyl-style DVD release, and ‘The Lost Generation’, soon to be released to Future Artists On-Demand video platform. I’ve worked here for just under 6 months now and my excitement for future projects is ever growing.

Our next plan is to have our own go at making Beatles film, I know there are a lot out there, ours will be specifically about a vague and blurry part of their career, between 1960 and 1962. The time they spent traveling back and forth between Hamburg and Liverpool, the hard going years of pills, leathers and 8 hour shifts, in which these boys learnt everything there is to know about the Rock n Roll lifestyle.

We’d like to encourage the mass Beatles fans to get involved in this project and help us spread the word of this documentary or by sharing any tales/general knowledge you have which may help us along. You can keep up to date with this project by following us on Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook (see below) and be sure to ask us any questions by emailing

Thank you for your time,

George, Researcher at Future Artists.

"The band varied in names until 1960. They were the 'Quarry Men' until 1959. Then they became Johnny and the Moondogs. Soon after that name was replaced with 'Beatals' (1960) then the Silver Beatles and finally the Beatles in August 1960 when they went to Hamburg."

Anyone on here ever get to witness a 'Johnny and the Moondogs' show? ;D or any other early Beatles lineup for that matter.

We once had a member called djinn who stated he had a film of The Beatles at the Indra Club. You may try to contact him, although he could never prove it was really true. ha2ha

ha2ha I just read some of the old threads he posted on. I get the impression he was telling porky pies, as I'm sure other people did  ;D

Heres an update on our project which gives a better insight into our goal:

The Hamburg Beatles, week 2

We’ve been talking to a variety of people on social media and forums, gathering info and spreading the word for this film. Many of the responses we get indicate that there are already documentaries out there about The Hamburg Beatles, a few of them including ‘The Beatles with Tony Sheridan’, ‘Backbeat’, ‘Destination Hamburg’, and a small (too small) section of ‘Anthology’.

We’ve looked into these documentaries, and can safely say our film will be a different, new approach to this early Beatles era. Previous films have told the story through pictures, interviews/vintage footage and music recordings like any regular documentary, or recreated a modern take on the Hamburg days (Backbeat). However there aren’t many recordings from around this time, and there is no film footage, it seems the best source of info on the Hamburg Beatles is stories from fans/people who worked with the Beatles.

We’ll be tackling this subject from a different angle, through extensive research we will be accurately recreating the Hamburg music scene, the Beatles as we’ve never known them, their music, the vibe of these unknown years. This will lead the audience through the retro Rock n Roll world, only The Beatles could know.

Our next step, which will very much help us progress through this project, is to contact Apple. We’re looking for their support, hopefully allowing us rights/access to pictures, music, archived material, and to generally reinforce our intentions. We also need you fans on board our team (thats right, YOU) to help us with research, contacts, and word-spreading. Any way you could help us out would be greatly appreciated!

We’ll keep you updated with our progress, just follow us at…..leshamburg


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