Ringo’s Documentaries Info
1. Ringo Rama (2003)
This documentary features an intimate look at the making of Ringo Starr's album, Ringo Rama. It gives you the feeling of what it's like to hang out with Ringo in the studio, mainly because a large portion of it was shot by his band The Roundheads, along with director Brent Carpenter. It's fascinating to watch the formation of the songs and the parade of guest stars and friends, including Eric Clapton (who guests on the George Harrison tribute "Never Without You"), Willie Nelson, David Gilmour, Shawn Colvin and Timothy B. Schmit to name but a few. Ringo has never looked so good or appeared so charming!
2. Ringo’s Photograph Book Release (2013)
This is a documentary about the making and release of Ringo’s Photograph book. The documentary features, the press release, commentaries by various musical artists. It includes interviews, and a live performance of Ringo’s song, “Photograph”.
3. Photographer (A Rolling Stone Film) 2015
He'll always be known as the Beatles' drummer, but Rolling Stone Films sheds light on Ringo Starr's other life's work in a this original short, "Ringo Starr: Photographer." Directed by veteran Rolling Stone photographer Mark Seliger, the film interweaves candid interview footage, clips of Starr drumming solo on his gorgeous Ludwig kit, and vintage Beatles photos from his extensive archive. "I think I really got more serious about it, more excited and interested in it, in the Beatle era," Starr says of his work behind the camera. "Photography became my passion alongside playing, really."
Starr's incredible archive — preserved in his book, Photograph — includes intimate shots that only a fellow band member could have captured: George Harrison goofing off in the studio, John Lennon on the beach in Tobago with a sea urchin stuck in his foot. As the images progress chronologically, we see how the psychedelic era rubbed off on Starr's photography much as it did on the Beatles' music, leading him to experiment with fisheye lenses and multiple exposures.
"These photographs allow us a very intimate peek inside the Beatles' world," says Seliger. "With his camera by his side, Ringo had the rare ability to step outside of the band and capture very authentic moments as they were unfolding. And through these moments, we are able to witness a love and brotherhood among the four members."