Colin Hanton - Pre Fab! screen capture
Colin Hanton - Pre Fab! screen capture
Thompson's Pre Fab! Heading to Festival by the Sea
(released 8/7/2023)

Film Director Todd Thompson announced the Stars North feature film PRE FAB! will be presented to audiences at Film by the Sea Film Festival in the Netherlands this fall.

"John, Paul, George… and Colin? Based on the book by musician Colin Hanton and author Colin Hall, PRE FAB! is the story of one man, his drums, and the band that would become The Beatles! Colin Hanton serves as tour guide through this fascinating and highly-entertaining chronicle of the rise of "Skiffle" music and its impact on post-World War II British youth, the influence of American rock 'n' roll, and how a boy named John Lennon rounded up his closest friends to learn music and form a group in 1956 called The Quarry Men that would evolve in just a few years into the biggest and most influential band in music history."

Film by the Sea will be September 8-17, 2023. The 25th edition opens on Friday, September 8th with Perfect Days, the new feature film by German grandmaster Wim Wenders (Paris, Texas, Der Himmel über Berlin) and closes on Saturday, September 16th with The Three Musketeers: D'Artagnan (Les trois mousquetaires : D'Artagnan), the new film adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' famous 1844 novel.

Audiences in Vlissingen, Netherlands will be among the first to view Thompson's PRE FAB!, a historical journey of a band that inspired the BEATLES.

Don't have the Netherlands on your upcoming travel itinerary? Then head to Tampa as those of us state side get first looks at the Tampa Theater on August 26th at 3p.m. Find show info here: After the screening, stay for the panel discussion and audience Q&A with the filmmakers, including writer/producer Mark Bentley, co-producer Erin Bentley, writer/producer/director Todd Thompson (Paramount+'s Woman in Motion), executive producer Greg Galloway, co-executive producer Darryl Shaw, editor Dave Harrison, Rob Hill (post-production), and Colin O'Malley (composer).

Watch PRE FAB!'s trailer here:

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