Preston’s Action Records to star in new film

ROLLING: Fimmakers Daniele Baron and Conor O'Grady. Below: Gordon Gibson outside Action Records.
ROLLING: Fimmakers Daniele Baron and Conor O'Grady. Below: Gordon Gibson outside Action Records.
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Lights, camera and indeed Action!

An independent music store is to become the star of a new film.

Gordon Gibson outside Action Records.

Gordon Gibson outside Action Records.

Action Records in Preston will be the focus of a new project by film-makers Daniele Baron and Conor O’Grady.

The pair plan to make a documentary about the Church Street store, which will be entered into film festivals, and they are asking people to contribute their footage and memories.

Earlier this year, the friends made a film about a former journalist, who lost everything and became homeless.

It reached the final 10 in Sundance’s prestigious short film festival, and they are now moving on to a new project.

Daniele, from Penwortham, said: “We are making a short documentary about Action Records’ story - how it started, some of the owner, Gordon Gibson, and how he has had to adapt the business.

The film is based around an interview with him and with that there will be shots of the shop and around Preston and we are hoping to use some live performance footage of bands like Bastille who have performed there.

“We just want to applaud the store really. It’s not often in a town like Preston you see a business that’s survived as long as it has outside the hospitality industry and I think it’s testament to Gordon and his loyalty to the music industry.”

The duo are now also seeking investment to help fund the venture.

Daniele said: “We are looking for as high resolution as possible footage and imagery of the store – maybe an in-store performance someone might have got on their phone.”

Action Records owner Gordon Gibson said it had been in Church Street since about 1981 and said he was pleased when Daniele approached him, and hoped the film would promote Preston. • Email footage, images or stories to