Freda Kelly was just a shy Liverpudlian teenager when she was asked to work for a local band hoping to make it big. Though she had no concept of how far they would go, Freda had faith in The Beatles from the beginning, and The Beatles had faith in her.
History notes that The Beatles were together for 10 years, but Freda worked for them for 11. Many people came in and out of the band's circle as they grew to international stardom, but Freda remained a staple because of her unfaltering loyalty and dedication. As the Beatles' devoted secretary and friend, Freda was there as history unfolded; she was witness to the evolution – advances and setbacks, breakthroughs and challenges – of the greatest band in history.
In Good Ol' Freda, Freda tells her stories for the first time in 50 years. One of few documentaries with the support of the living Beatles and featuring original Beatles music, the film offers an insider perspective on the beloved band that changed the world of music.
Good Ol' Freda premiered at the prestigious SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX and will be featured at various other festivals around the world - check back often for updates!
Berkshire International Film Festival: Great Barrington, MA - Ticket Info
6/1 at 6:15 pm - The Triplex Cinema
SouthSide Film Festival: Bethlehem, PA - Info
Opening Night Film 6/11 at 8:00 pm - Broughal Middle School
6/14 at 7:20 pm - Broughal Middle School
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival: Manchester, TN - Info
6/14 at 10:10 am - Cinema Tent
Nantucket Film Festival: Nantucket, MA - Ticket Info
6/29 at 9:30 am - Coffin School
6/30 at 5:30 pm - Coffin School
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Ryan White is the producer/director of Pelada, an award-winning documentary about a journey around the world to 25 countries told through the lens of pick-up soccer. The film premiered at SXSW in 2010 and played in over 20 film festivals worldwide. Distributed by PBS International and Cinetic, the film received rave reviews from Variety, the New York Times, and Sports Illustrated.
White is a Sundance Fellow for his upcoming documentary Perry v. Schwarzenegger, a behind-the-scenes look at the high-profile case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court that is poised to be the first federal ruling on same-sex marriage. Previously, White had a longstanding collaboration with eight-time Emmy winner Sherry Jones. His screen credits include: Capitol Crimes (Bill Moyers, PBS); Dead Wrong: Inside an Intelligence Meltdown (CNN); 9/11: For the Record (Bill Moyers, PBS); and Country Boys (Frontline, PBS). White is a graduate of Duke University's programs in Documentary Studies, Film & Video, and Literature.