OFF choice : The Priest - Johnny Marr and Maxine Peake
Johnny Marr has teamed up with the award-winning actor Maxine Peake to create a new project which sets Peake’s spoken word performances to Marr’s instrumental soundscapes. ‘The Priest’ is based upon the characters that Joe Gallagher met on the streets in the first few days after becoming homeless in Edinburgh. Gallagher wrote a diary of his experiences for the Big Issue under the pseudonym James Campbell when he first became homeless in May 2015 and continued until he found a new home in March 2016.
This short film was filmed in Manchester and features Molly Windsor in the lead role. ‘The Priest’ will be followed by the release of Johnny Marr’s third solo album in the spring of 2018.