1515 Productions have been making documentaries for over 20 years, specialising in particular in high quality music documentaries. Credits include the long-running award-winning series ‘Classic Albums’, which has included films on albums by Pink Floyd, Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Paul Simon, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, U2, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Lou Reed, Sex Pistols, Steely Dan, Nirvana, Queen, Cream, Frank Zappa, John Lennon, The Doors, Jay-Z and Black Sabbath. In addition, 1515 have produced films on Yusuf Islam, James Brown, Roxy Music, Marvin Gaye, Elizabeth Taylor, Carla Bruni and most recently an American Masters film on Carole King for PBS and The Everly Brothers: Harmonies from Heaven for the BBC.
Forty-five years after its release, there has never been another album quite like American Pie.
The film tells the story of Buddy Holly’s tragically short life and career through interviews with those who knew him and worked with him.
In this unique film for BBC FOUR we explore the story of the lyric-driven French chanson and look at some of the greatest artists and examples of the form.