While the Beatles-connected film “Good Ol' Freda” revolves around the story of one woman, Freda Kelly, who was in charge of the Beatles' official fan club, the film was also the work of several women in roles involving the film's production as well, producer Kathy McCabe said Tuesday.
“I'm proud to say there are five women among the main crew that made the film,” she said, "and that fact led to 'Good Ol' Freda' receiving a grant from the Women in Film 'Film Finishing Fund' in 2012."
In addition to Kelly and McCabe, they also include co-producers Helen Kearns and Peggy McCabe and producer/publicist Jessica Lawson.
The film will be featured at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, N.C. on April 5, Dallas Film Festival April 6 and 7, Sarasota Film Festival April 8 and 9, the Cleveland International Film Festival April 11-13, including a special screening at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 11, and the Nashville Film Festival on April 18.
The film is also still soliciting tax-deductible donations to help pay the costs of paying for post-production costs on the film such as songs on the soundtrack including four original Beatles songs. The filmmakers are grateful for donations of any size.
Freda Kelly told the Hollywood Reporter that when fans would inquire which Beatle was her favorite, she'd say the same thing to anyone who asked.
“Boys and girls would ask me and my answer was always that it would depend on what week it was. I would fancy one of them on a given week and then change [to another] the next. Deep down, I fancied all four of them. I’m not an individual fan -- I am a Beatle fan.”
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