McLeod Banjos Documentary Accepted for Sony Production Awards – Votes Needed!

Recently a local film production company flycreative shot a micro-documentary called The Lurcher about the Brighton workshop and my range of Lurcher banjos. They submitted the finished film into the Sony Production Awards and it was accepted as a final entrant!

They now need votes to help it along and I’d love to share it with you and see what you think. To watch the film and to vote click on the image below.

banjo film

Still from the documentary “The Lurcher” click to watch and to vote.

 How to vote

Voting takes a couple of minutes, all you have to do is:

I know it seems strange that you have to click the confirmation link and then vote, but if you could do that, it would be great as I don’t think it’s registered otherwise.

A big thank you behind the scenes

The film was good fun to make, and I’d like to thank Jon Rose and Frit Tam  from flyrcreative from making the interview bits relaxing and fun.

A big thanks also goes out to talented player and artist Chris Aggs who was one of the first Lurcher customers and agreed to play the soundtrack to the film for us. Here’s a shot of Chris in action!


Chris being filmed for “The Lurcher”

 I’d love to know what you think of the film, and if you know any other banjo enthusiasts that would like the film, don’t be shy and share.

Thanks, Malc.


  1. Greg Lange says:

    Great Documentary. I would love to own a McLeod Banjo and very much hope that when the Lurcher is available he will give me the opportunity to buy a beauitiful handmade Lurcher banjo.

  2. Cracking little film, banjo sounds & looks great in the clip. Like Graham cant wait to get my hands on mine. All the best Kieron.

    • Hi Kieron, thanks for watching! Thoroughly enjoyed making the film with Jon and Fritt. I could get used to the attention. 🙂 Looking forward to handing yours over!

  3. Great work Malcolm, John and Frit! I’m really impressed. The film is amazing and The Lurcher looks and sounds fantastic. Proper old-time but without all of the rattles and warping that you tend to get from banjos that are a century old. Finding out that it was Chris playing the tune was a nice surprise too. Keep up the good work!

  4. What a fantastic short film. It reminded me of my visit to your workshop last year and what a beautiful tone the Lurcher possesses. I can’t wait for mine to be ready, meanwhile I will just have to learn the tune that Chris plays so beautifully on the film. Gets my vote!

    • Thanks for voting Graham! Chris did a brilliant job and never complained once – just turned up, got on with it and smiled all the way through. Can’t wait to get your Lurcher to you, too. Thanks again, Malc.


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