The famous British recording studio Abbey Road will be the subject of a feature film by British photographer and filmmaker Mary McCartney, daughter of Paul McCartney whose the Beatles recorded their eleventh studio album there and named it after the site.
The project, If these walls could sing, comes from Mercury Studios, the music content studio of Universal Music Group, which recruited Oscar-winning John Battsek to produce through its new Ventureland banner. Mercury has also entered into an ongoing development agreement with Ventureland. Marc Robinson of Universal Music UK and Alice Webb, CEO of Mercury Studios, will oversee and lead the production.
The film will mark the first time Abbey Road has opened its doors to a feature film crew. The studio’s 90th anniversary celebrations begin in November this year, and the project will be the centerpiece of those events.
“Some of my earliest memories as a young child come from my time at Abbey Road. I have long wanted to tell the story of this historic place and I couldn’t work with a better team than John and Mercury Studios to make this creative ambition come true, ”said Mary McCartney.