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Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story

Country: UK, Language: English, 63 mins

  • Director: Posy Dixon
  • Producer: Liv Proctor

CGiii Comment

It's never too late...and, you are never too old.

Extraordinary lives are always worth watching. Especially when gentility, spirit and grace are thrown into the faces of racists, homophobes and transphobes...what a life, what a story...a remarkable man indeed.

And...what a comfortable film to watch...not so much like easy-listening, this is more inspirational and aspirational, you just never know when that much sought after recognition comes knocking at you door. This is the epitome of: Never give up!

It may sound a little strange...but, watching this film reminded me of Rudyard Kipling's If - one of the finest poems written, this is one of the finest lives led.


The(ir) Blurb...

A fascinating story in the vein of Searching for Sugarman about the renaissance of musician and trans activist Beverly Glenn-Copeland amongst Japanese record collectors.

In 1986, a sci-fi obsessed woman named Beverly Glenn-Copeland recorded a cassette featuring seven songs using an Atari studio in her Ontario home. She named her quaint folk electronica album ”Keyboard Fantasies” and released it herself. And that was pretty much that. Until three decades later, when Glenn-Copeland – now a man – started to receive emails from all the world, thanking him for his music. It turned out that the album had found an audience thanks to a Japanese record collector. A political and captivating tale about great societal changes and the unpredictability of life.

- Freddy Olsson

Cast & Characters

Jeremy Costello
Nick Dourado
Beverly Glenn-Copeland
Carlie Howell
Kurt Inder
Bianca Palmer