end of the road…

We have decided to wind down approaching cinemas to put our film on, but if any do get in touch of course we’d have a chat. If it helps us raise more for Kidneys for Life & Cancer Research, we’ll do it.

We do have a just giving page aswell to continue to raise money to @cruk

Here it is…


Tv doesn’t look like it will come off, but I’ll never give up on that.

So from now on you might not hear much about the film… I will be sharing some pics & videos that I’ve collected along the way just to round things off, and I’ll post something to say thanks to all of the fantastic people I’ve met.

See you in a bit…


If you do want to know how this all started, way back when…have a read of this…

How it all started…

I think it was 7/8 yrs ago when the whole idea for this started, when I was at a wedding chatting to a Mark, a friend of mine, about  piece of wood that I have on my wall at home. That piece of wood was from a club called the Hacienda. It was at that point when Mark egged me on to make a film and track down other pieces from the iconic venue. We’d both agreed that I liked to talk about other people’s films a lot, and was very opinionated 🙂 and so why didn’t I “see if I could do better than everyone at making films…” Never one to back down from a drunken agreement…

I had no idea what I was doing, but I knew I wanted to tell a story.

The first person I met was Stu, who lived in Horwich, a top place not too far from Rivington Pike…you should go.
I saw him leave his house one day loading a ‘big camera’ into his van. I thought he’d laugh when I approached & said “hello” & asked if he’d help me make a film about the Hacienda & give all of the profits away.

We then met Dan…and the whole thing took on a magical life of it’s own. I’m sure most people worked out that I was making things up as I went & thanks to you all, if you’re reading this, for not pointing out that you knew.

Our first I’view, was Clint Boon at XFM…yes CLINT BOON!, the very one who I’d wondered at, when I saw the Inspiral Carpets headline the Reading festival in 1990. You can listen to that amazing gig here. Seconds before the I’view, when Stu shouted, “Chris, we’re ready for you..” I had been to the gents, and got so nervous I nearly legged it and ran out of the building.

Clint was brilliant, he showed us his bricks, told us “we have a lot of gnomes in our house, my dad used to make gnomes” (watch our film and it will all make sense), and chatted about music for ages. Such a star…

After a celebratory McDonald’s with Stu & Dan, I soon realised I didn’t know anyone connected to the Hacienda or who had any items from it…

So I tracked down Marc Starr and Andy Spinoza…

11 thoughts on end of the road…

  1. Will the film ever be available to buy on DVD/stream? I’m up in NE Scotland and never had the chance to see it 🙁

  2. Please, please launch a pay per view version on the web. A lot of us just couldn’t get to the showings but are desperate to see the movie. Please….

  3. any chance to buy the documentary?
    When I was 19 years old in 1990, my then boyfriend and I traveled from a small town in the south of Germany to Manchester. just to be at the hacienda once.

    1. Hi Monika,
      We don’t currently have any plans to sell the film now that our cinema showings have finished.
      If that changes we’ll announce on twitter @owndancefloor

  4. how can I view the documentary ? can’t find it on youtube or anywhere on the web…

    1. Hi Gordon, thanks for your post. At the moment we’re winding down showings of the film. So unless someone approaches us to ask to show it
      we don’t have any more planned. No plans to show online or dvd.

  5. Hi, this is Eric from Taiwan. How are you doing? I am very interested in this title, and my company B-SIDE, we do lots of musical documentary distribution in Taiwan, so is there anyway to get connected? Maybe we can discuss more about this title?

    Thank you,
    Eric Chou


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