GOOD OL FREDA WEB
Music On Screen

Good Ol' Freda

Year 2013
Runtime 86 mins
Language English
Alberta Premiere

Imagine you’re a young girl enlisted to help four young boys with their band. It’s easy to picture—this particular scenario repeats itself thousands of times every year, and each time everyone thinks the band is going to be huge. But what would happen if those four lads went on to become not just the biggest band in the world, but of all time? How quickly would you sell your inside story to the tabloids? Would you wait fifty years?

If so, you would be Freda Kelly, secretary to the Beatles during the entire length of their career. Endorsed by Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, Good Ol’ Freda marks the first-ever official use of Beatles music in a non-Beatles film, as director Ryan White explores the rise and fall of one of history’s greatest bands from the perspective of their most dedicated confidante.

Countries

United States
Festivals
SXSW Film Festival 2013, Hot Docs Film Festival 2013
Director
Ryan White
Executive Producer
Jeffrey Blitz
Producer
Kathy McCabe, Ryan White, Jessica Lawson
Screenwriter
Ryan White, Jessica Lawson
Cinematographer
Austin Hargrave
Editor
Helen Kearns
Music
Paul Koch