The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart

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White Horse Pictures, an independent production company specializing in music documentaries, undertook a Bee Gees retrospective film.

November 3, 20228 mins
The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart

Expert transfer of obsolete audio and video formats to support rockumentary

White Horse Pictures is an independent production company known for its expertise in creating high-quality music documentaries. They specialize in bringing to life the stories of iconic musicians and bands through comprehensive and engaging films. Utilizing a mix of historic footage, interviews, and personal narratives, White Horse Pictures delves deep into the musical and cultural impact of its subjects, offering viewers an immersive and informative experience that celebrates the legacy of some of the music industry's most influential figures.

“I’ve worked with other [archive] houses, and they’re all great, but Iron Mountain Media and Archive Services probably has the most capabilities. If you’ve got something weird, you take it to them.”

— Aly Parker, Supervising Producer, “The Bee Gees”: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart”


White Horse Pictures embarked on creating a documentary film about the Bee Gees, necessitating the compilation of historic footage spanning over decades, from the band's inception in 1958 through contemporary times. This project was complicated by the fact that much of the archival footage existed on obsolete media formats, requiring specialized skills for transfer, and the use of rare, antique equipment to access and convert these treasures into a usable digital format for modern audiences. 


Iron Mountain Media and Archive Services leveraged its expertise in media preservation to digitize a significant portion of the Bee Gees' archival footage. The project involved the transfer of 200 video tapes, 40 audio cassettes, and 23 film reels, including interviews, home movies, TV performances, and a film concert from various obsolete formats. This ensured that the history and legacy of the Bee Gees were not only preserved but also made accessible for the documentary and future projects, utilizing Iron Mountain's digital preservation technologies and secure Smart Vault storage solutions.

Client Value
The documentary “The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart” debuted on HBO on Saturday, December 12, 2020. The film was called gratifying, heartfelt and enthralling by Variety. Iron Mountain Media and Archive Services regularly supports documentary filmmakers with restoration and digital transfers of legacy content. Our unique blend of highly skilled archivists and equipment ensures that Iron Mountain Media and Archive Services can transfer content from almost any historic media format ever used.

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