Iron Maiden film Flight 666 wins at SXSW Festival

MUMBAI: The Iron Maiden film Flight 666 has won the 24 Beats per Second award for best music documentary at the prestigious SXSW Film & Music Festival in Austin, Texas. This follows the band’s recent win at the 2009 Brit Awards for Best British Live Act.

Banger Productions directors Sam Dunn and Scot McFadyen said, "We are of course very pleased. The audience was electric in Texas. We made this film to be enjoyed by all rock fans, not just Maiden fans, and on the big screen. And with the 2K HD projection and 5.1 surround sound in the historic Paramount theatre it really felt we had taken the whole audience on the tour. After spending over a year editing down almost 500 hours of footage it was really gratifying to get this kind of recognition.”

Manager Rod Smallwood adds, "All the band are delighted for Scot and Sam and the Banger team. This is a tremendous recognition of the fantastic job they have done. They have made a film not just for our many fans but also for anyone with an interest in rock music and the realities of world touring. And, of course, aircraft!!"

Flight 666 hits cinemas from 21 April for fans to experience on the big screen in pristine digital Hi Def with superb surround sound – the ultimate Maiden assault on the senses.

Flight 666 is a Banger Films, Phantom Music Management and EMI Music production in association with Arts Alliance Media.