Heavy Load (film)

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Heavy Load
Heavy Load Logo.jpg
Directed byJerry Rothwell
Based onHeavy Load
Produced by
  • Jerry Rothwell
  • Al Morrow
  • Jonny Persey
  • Simon Barker
  • Jimmy Nichols
  • Paul Richards
  • Michael White
  • Mick Williams
CinematographyStephanie Hardt
Edited byAlan Mackay
Music byMax de Wardener
  • Met Film
  • APT Films
  • Hi8us
  • BBC Films
  • ITVS International
Distributed byIndependent Film Channel (USA)
Met Film Distribution (UK)
Release date
  • 3 October 2008 (2008-10-03) (United Kingdom)
Running time
91 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Heavy Load is a 2008 British docudrama film directed by Jerry Rothwell.

The documentary tells the story of Heavy Load, a British punk band which includes disabled musicians. The film captures the band over two years, as they record their first album and take their show to bigger venues,[1] and has been described by Mark Kermode as "a really, really fine music documentary".[2]

Band members[edit]

  • Simon Barker, vocals
  • Jimmy Nichols, guitar and vocals
  • Paul Richards, bass
  • Mick Williams, guitar and vocals
  • Michael White, drums


  1. ^ "Heavy Load the Movie". Archived from the original on 2 February 2009.
  2. ^ Kermode, Mark (9 October 2008). "Review: Heavy Load". BBC. Retrieved 8 January 2021.

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