“Our Most Brilliant Friends wasn’t an easy film to make - firstly because it’s a film about two close friends, but mostly because what was happening during filming was essentially very sad.
That said, I am incredibly proud of the result - I feel it provides an insight into the music industry we are rarely allowed, and a window into a relationship that many will empathise with and relate to.
I’m eternally grateful for the trust Charles & Rebecca gave me - This trust allowed me to capture things at their most intimate but also at their most mundane and tedious.”
REBECCA LUCY TAYLOR
“When Piers spoke about making the film I always said he should make something honest and real- ‘warts and all’ if you will. Don’t present a shiny clean version of what I’m like, what being in a band is like, what Slow Club is like. I only really get off on art that feels very real, too close, too much... so this meant I had to practice what I preach.
Every time we would speak about the progress of the film I had to reiterate that he mustn’t worry about my feelings being hurt, I just wanted it to be as truthful a document as it can be.
I had to leave it up to Piers to make- I trust him as a person to not exploit me or my situation and I also trust him as a film-maker to make something good.”
“Having a friend make a documentary about your band can be difficult for a number of reasons.
Most of all I would say it’s difficult because being on the road lets them see all the strange, weird and sometimes selfish bits about you. It’s odd waiting to figure out if you’re the person you think you are.
This film wouldn’t have been possible without us trusting Piers to make something with honest. In making it Piers has allowed us a small window into each other’s perspectives we’ve never shared with each other.”