A Head Full of Dreams Film Scores Big with Fans Worldwide
It has now been a year since the conclusion of the record-breaking A Head Full of Dreams tour and the band is still shattering those records. This time it is in the form of a documentary,
Mat Whitecross, known for his previous music documentary ‘Supersonic’ and numerous Coldplay music videos, has managed to top the charts with his latest endeavour.
Music film ‘A Head Full of Dreams’, follows the band’s spectacular rise to fame from the back of Camden pubs to selling out stadiums worldwide. Whitecross, who met the four in college, has been there to capture over a thousand hours of footage over the last 20 years. His unmatched relationship with the band differs this documentary from others and shows the emotional, stressful and joyous times experienced by the band and those around them over the last two decades.
Over 300,000 fans experienced over 2 hours of Coldplay goodness in 2,650 theatres worldwide. Trafalgar Releasing distributed the film in 70 countries and scored the number one box office spot in the Netherlands, number two in the UK, Australia and Italy and number five position in the US. It is also the top-performing event release for a rock music film in 2018. Impressive!
In collaboration with Coldplaying and ColdplayXtra, our former team member Christa42, since retired, asked fans to post their photos along with their location using #AHFODFilmParty. The project was an instant success with over 1000 people taking part on Twitter alone. Well known names such as Debs Wild, Mat Whitecross and Penny Harvey all took part. Take a look at some of the highlights below:
— Penny Harvey 🍓 (@goglandno1) November 14, 2018
— Mat Whitecross (@MatWhitecross) November 14, 2018
— DEBS WILD (@debswild) November 15, 2018
We just left the cinema and well we cried we laughed and we had so much fun. Thank you so much for making us a family. We love you so much. Love from Brazil! @coldplay @MatWhitecross #AHFODFilm #AHFODfilmparty 💛🇧🇷 pic.twitter.com/Ooh4jIdhVj
— gabs 🍓 (@gabsrodriguues_) November 14, 2018
and i just watched #AHFODfilmParty
can't hold my tears. thanks Mat for making this movie
— Uni. (@rianaarifin) November 14, 2018
just saw the #AHFODfilm at our own #AHFODfilmparty in Cambridge, UK with these amazing people! it was absolutely phenomenal – I laughed, cried, now I can’t stop smiling!! thank you @coldplay @MatWhitecross!! pic.twitter.com/BLw6mliwhC
— ben 🌀 (@coldplayben) November 14, 2018
— Christa (@christa42) November 15, 2018
Last night was wonderful – It felt like the whole fandom was back on tour, but all at the same time! ❤️
— ColdplayXtra (@coldplayxtra) November 15, 2018
We are so blown away by the #AHFODfilm! Our team and community has seen the movie across multiple continents and countries. Huge congratulations to @MatWhitecross for making a wonderful film and thank you to @coldplay for taking us along on this wonderful adventure!
— Coldplaying (@coldplaying) November 15, 2018