Hung Up On A Dream: The Zombies DocumentaryUnited States, 2023 : Canadian Premiere
British Invasion icons THE ZOMBIES reflect on their musical path from teenage friends to legends in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In their first ever feature documentary nearly sixty years after they met as teenagers before the British Invasion music scene, THE ZOMBIES tell their story of navigating the tumultuous music industry over the decades and making one of the most influential albums of all time, Odessey and Oracle. “She’s Not There” made them the first British band after The Beatles to reach #1 in the US. After years of touring and many missteps in the 60s, sadly the band missed out on their biggest moment yet, when “Time of the Season” hit #1 and became a global success, inspiring new generations each year. The band looks back on their journey, where true friendship led them to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Robert started his career appearing in THE VIRGIN SUICIDES, THE PRINCESS DIARIES, and went on to form the platinum selling rock band Rooney. Robert directed and produced THE UNICORN, DREAMLAND, and THE ARGUMENT. He also co-founded the film/TV production and distribution company Utopia. HUNG UP ON A DREAM is Robert's documentary directorial debut.
press for Hung Up On A Dream: The Zombies Documentary
"[L]eave[s] viewers with a newfound admiration for The Zombies’ legacy and tenacity and a hunger to seek out still more of their songs."- The Spool
"It’s the time and season of the resurgence of The Zombies. I thought this was a wonderfully illuminating look at the talented 60s rock band, that any fan or lover of music should visit."- Film Inquiry
Documentary / Music / Biography / First Feature109 minutes
Russell Wayne Groves