Heavy Load (film)

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Heavy Load
Heavy Load Logo.jpg
Directed by Jerry Rothwell
Music by Max de Wardener
Cinematography Stephanie Hardt
Edited by Alan Mackay
Met Film
Distributed by Independent Film Channel
Release date
  • 3 October 2008 (2008-10-03)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

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

The documentary tells the story of Heavy Load, a British punk band composed of 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]

All members met at Southdown Housing, a non-profit assisted-living community for people with psychiatric disabilities and learning disabilities.[3]

Band members[edit]

  • Simon Barker, Vocals
  • Jimmy Nichols, Guitar and vocals
  • Paul Richards, Bass
  • Mick Williams, Guitar and vocals
  • Michael White, Drums


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