Mollywood is an independent production and publishing company that follows the heart rather than the market. We create films, books and records that should have been made long ago. In a time where we are drowned in useless information, we try to focus on the things that really matters.
Latest productions – August 2015: SAM ASGARI & FRIENDS
MUSIC HAS NO BOUNDARIES
My boys Sam Asgari & Rafael Mollestad with the friends Felix Mæhlum, Peter Jussila, Erlend Seim Kjeken, Enrico Gabriele Cassina Wolff, Pasha Nadjafi made this album during last winter, spring & summer. I think it really deserves listeners, for it’s beauty & and fearless originality.
The record shops are disappearing in all countries – but facebook is one of the new ways to introduce listeners all over the world to new music.
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Maybe a lonely heart out there is in need for exactly these melodies today.
(And the old gentleman on the picture is my father’s wonderful uncle Jørund in 1963 while he was visiting the home of his grandfather «Giant Joe».)
Jubilee: Ian Griffiths 60! Watch his personal portrait of Dylan Thomas: A friend of Sgt Pepper:
One poet we have found along the way is the incomparable welshman Ian Griffiths, a writer that brings Dylan Thomas’ love of life and humor in his view of life – se him reading two of his smash hits «Come with me to Wales» Ian Griffiths reads «Come home with me to Wales» and «So this is it»: Ian Griffiths reads «So this is it…»
And watch the biographical roadmovie «Dylan Thomas – a friend of Sgt Pepper» (Mollywood 2009) when he interviews Dylan’s close friend Gwen Watkins, wife of late Vernon Watkins – Dylan’s hometown soulmate – still alive and kicking in her house at Mumbles in Swansea. Get a taste: Gwen Watlins on Dylan Thomas and Vernon Watkins, her late husband
Films under production:
So long long long ago Marianne (exp release August 2014) Meet the sweet subject of Leonard Cohen’s everlasting song – on her way back to Hydra where Leonard and Marianne met over 50 years ago. See the trailer So long long long ago, Marianne
And now, 2014:
Showing her paintings at the festival Et Årsverk 2013 (The >Fruits of this Year):
Weekend with Gore Vidal (exp release March 2015) Gore Vidal (1925-2012) in his beloved Ravello, May 2010 In May 2010 we spent three days with USA’s grand old son Gore Vidal on his last visit to his Italian home town Ravello, high over the Amalfi coast. 30 years ago Norwegian writer Truls Øra met Gore through Frederico Fellini. The film we are putting together is of their last meeting containing deep conversations on all the things that really matters in life. (Hopefully ready March 2015.)