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Watch: Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch on Merging Music and Film in ‘God Help The Girl’

Watch: Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch on Merging Music and Film in 'God Help The Girl'

Stuart Murdoch planned and wrote what would ultimately become the soundtrack to his directional debut “God Help The Girl.” The film stars Emily Browning as Eve, a young woman who turns to writing music as a way to navigate through her emotional turmoils. Taking place in Glasgow’s West End, Emily comes to meet fellow musicians James (Olly Alexander) and Cassie (Hannah Murray). Together, the trio form a band. 

“I wanted to make something like ‘Grease’,” Murdoch told Indiewire’s Nigel Smith recently during a one-on-one chat at the SoHo Apple store.

READ MORE: The Indiewire Springboard: Belle and Sebastian’s Stuart Murdoch Transforms His ‘God Help The Girl’ Album Into Film 

The film hits theaters and Vimeo on Demand today.

Check out the full interview below: 

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