It’s been one of the most anticipated music documentaries in years and If These Walls Could Sing has not disappointed following its worldwide release on January 6 from Mercury Studios, Ventureland and Disney.
Directed by Mary McCartney, the documentary, which can be streamed on Disney Plus, explores the rich history and behind-the-scenes stories of Abbey Road Studios. It premiered with a high-profile screening event in December in Studio One which was attended by artists including Paul McCartney, Elton John, Ringo Starr and Sheku Kanneh-Mason.
The film, which had its world premiere at last year’s Telluride Film Festival, was produced by John Battsek, Sarah Thomson and Miles Coleman, under the production company Ventureland. Serving as executive producers were Alice Webb and Marc Robinson of Mercury Studios as well as Kerstin Emhoff and Ali Brown of Ventureland.
The film has been greeted with an array of positive press coverage, with many praising McCartney’s ability to capture the intimacy of the studio and its storied history. Reviews have flooded in from the likes of The Telegraph, Variety while The Guardian declared the film an “enjoyable diversion” in its 4* review.
Marc Robinson, co-president of Mercury Studios says, “The story of Abbey Road Studios is something that we’ve always wanted to share with the world. The feeling you get when you walk through the doors is magical, and we knew we needed to find a way not only to share that feeling with audiences but to celebrate the studios' rich and storied history. With Mary, we found the perfect storyteller — someone who brings an unrivalled perspective along with her incredible creative lens. Alongside our partners at Disney and Ventureland, we can’t wait for audiences to experience the intimacy of Mary’s filmmaking and the magic of Abbey Road.”