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We Wrote This Yesterday

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Mumford & Sons are a band that have never stayed still. An innate desire to travel, to meet people and to do the unexpected has become a calling card of sorts as fans the world over join their community and fall in love with their consistently evolving music.
The documentary follows the band and their latest set of collaborators as they travel across uncharted territory, playing the major cities of South Africa with an eclectic mix of musician friends. They explore the craft of song writing and the people, events and influences that dictate that. The film showcases the band at their most open and collaborative as they relish the excitement of playing to crowds in new cities who’ve never seen them before. Along the way they set a fresh challenge for themselves; taking their collaborative culture one step further as they attempt to write and record a mini album in just two days, with the other musicians on tour.
The filming of this process not only lifts the lid on the art of song writing in an unforced and natural way, but also captures the journey and story as a group of artists collide, bringing references, ideas and musical styles from Senegal, Sweden, Malawi, Cape Town and London. And through their exploration of South Africa the influence of the country and culture is shown to seep into their musical collaboration.


Type of film
Running Time
68 mins
Sam Wrench
Lesley Williams
Executive Producer
Sophie Robinson
Reg Wrench
Director of Photography
Andrew Gallimore
Simon Hill
Mumford and Sons, Baaba Maal, The Very Best, Beatenberg
Principal Cast
Mumford and Sons, Baaba Maal, The Very Best, Beatenberg

Production Company

Sunshine Pictures
Alana McGowan
8 Sheperdess Walk
N1 7LB
+44 (0)20 3725 8950


Eagle Rock Entertainment
Peter Worsley
Eagle House
22 Armoury Way
SW18 1EZ
+44 (0)20 8870 5670
+44 (0)7779 289890