Ben Lankester

A Divorce Before Marriage

In 2007, five-piece rock and roll band I Like Trains were the toast of the music industry. They were signed to a major label and playing sold out tours around the world. A Divorce Before Marriage picks up the story five years later where, due to the decline of the music industry and a change in their fortune, the band are now in a very different position. Suddenly I Like Trains find themselves lost in a very different musical landscape as jobs, family and life start to take over, forcing them to question their childhood dreams and ambitions. Told over a period of 4 years, this is a coming of age story about a band stuck in the middle.

 

Directors/Producers: Matt Hopkins & Ben Lankester
DP: Matt Shaw
Editor: Sacha Szwarc
Sound Design: Joe Mount
Original Music: I Like Trains
Colourist: Lee Clappison @ Goldcrest

 

Running time: 73 mins

 

Festivals:
Open City Documentary Festival 2016
Warsaw International Film Festival 2016
Leeds International Film Festival 2016
Doc’n Roll 2016