Spike Island Premiere at the BFI London Film Festival

A coming-of-age tale, Spike Island follows a teenage band as they try to score tickets to the Stone Roses’ landmark 1990 gig.

I chatted to the stars, director and writer of the Spike Island at its BFI London Film Festival premiere. Here’s what they said…

Spike Island stars Nico Mirallegro, Oliver Heald and Adam Long chat about transforming their look for the film and making a movie in Manchester:

Spike Island stars Elliott Tittensor and Jordan Murphy chat about getting the Madchester look, and working with director Clio Barnard on her new film The Selfish Giant, and shooting My Fat Teenage Diary for Channel 4:

Matthew McNulty chats about getting inside the head of his character Ibiza Ste in Spike Island, his memories of the 1990s, and why he wants to get back on stage:

Director Mat Whitecross talks about capturing the anarchic spirit of Manchester in the 1990s, casting the film’s young stars, and filming in Manchester:

Writer Chris Coghill explains what makes the Stone Roses so special and why the 90s stand out in British musical history, and chats about vinyl vs digital:

The 56th BFI London Film Festival runs from 10 to 21 October 2012. Click here for more details.