The Mic Christopher Story
Heyday: The Mic Christopher Story
– It’s about life, love and second chances
This heartfelt story charts singer-songwriter Mic Christopher’s humble beginnings busking on the streets of Dublin, his rise to rock star, the near-fatal accident that left him millimeters from death, through to his final year where he lead an entire generation of Irish musicians onto fame, success and new artistic highs.
Told through the eyes of those whose lives he touched – Oscar-winner Glen Hansard, writer/actor Sharon Horgan, Mike Scott of The Waterboys, Bronagh Gallagher, Josh Ritter, Lisa Hannigan, Rónán Ó’Snodaigh, Colm Mac Con Iomaire and many more.
This epic story of extraordinary music and friendship will both touch and inspire.
BP Fallon & David Holmes –
Speed of Life Films produced the video for BP Fallon & David Holmes’ musical tribute to guitarist Henry McCullough. Featuring Noel Gallagher on guitar, the song was on David Holmes’ Late Night Tales album and was remixed by Andrew Weatherall.
Speed of Life Films
Speed Of Life Films is a Dublin based boutique production company specialising in music documentary filmmaking. A shared passion for movies and music lies at the heart of the company founded by Níall Carver in 2016. Níall’s background was in music radio – producing and presenting with RTÉ, and when he teamed up with highly creative film director Alan Leonard, a synergistic partnership was born as together they began developing a slate of films.
Their first production was the visually spectacular multi-award-winning music video for ‘Henry McCullough’ by BP Fallon & David Holmes. In 2019 their first feature film ‘Heyday: The Mic Christopher Story’ premiered at Galway Film Fleadh, won the Audience Award at Irish Film Institute Documentary Festival and Best Picture at KIFF.
“ A masterful tribute to one of Ireland’s best loved musicians”
– Hotpress Magazine
“A warm, well drawn and intimate portrait of the late-musician”
– Sunday Business Post
‘Heyday’ is the first of four feature length documentaries by director Alan Leonard and Speed Of Life Films.