Update: 09/09/22

Mark Linkous’ 60th. He lives on, and our film will see the light of day! ‘This Is Sparklehorse’.
Available to buy 15th of October 2022 – Vimeo on demand.

Update: 03/08/22

Phew! It’s been a while. New interviews, new footage and a new name; THIS IS SPARKLEHORSE… Release date details coming soon.


Update: 04/12/17

Glitterpaard ride again! The film will be shown with the wonderful Sparklehorse tribute band Glitterpaard in Belgium, The Barn on the Wintervuurplein, on 5th Jan 2018.


Update: 03/12/17

Delighted that the film will be shown at the Broadway in Nottingham, England on Sunday 10th December. It’s a great venue with a wonderful history.


Update: 18/11/17

Hello Odense, Denmark! In the run up before the eventual DVD release next year we have a one off screening of our Sparklehorse film with live music by Jacob Faurholt.

It takes place on 21st January 2018 & you can find more screening details here:

toy horse1

Update: 13/09/17

Northern Ireland!

‘The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse’ gets an exclusive screening followed by a very special live performance in Newcastle Co. Down, Northern Ireland on Sat Sept 30th

‘A Night of Sparklehorse’ will feature talented musicians Tom McShane, The Mad Dalton, Heliopause, Pixie Saytar Music and more.

This incredible blend of musical talent will be faithfully recreating the work of this enigmatic artist and band.

Tickets available at


Update: 9/09/17

Absolutely delighted that our Sparklehorse film won best feature film at Skyline Indie Film Fest. It was emotional to win on Mark’s 55th birthday. Thank you to everyone who has supported the film so far.


Update: 25/08/17

Very pleased that The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse​ is a finalist for Best Feature Film at Skyline Indie Film Fest​ 2017. We’re among grand company with the other finalists.

Screening takes place on Saturday 9th of September (Mark Linkous’ birthday) at 9pm, Winchester, Virginia US.

Wish us luck! 🙂


Update: 12/07/17

Happy to announce that The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse​ will be shown as part of DORF Festival​ in Croatia on 6th of August. 🙂

More info here:

vivadixie copy

Update: 10/07/17

‘The Sad and Beautiful World of Sparklehorse’ film screening, live music and Q&A at The Grey Eagle, North Carolina, US.

See musicians Angela Faye Martin & Martin McNeil perform at this exclusive screening on 27th of July.


Update: 14.05.2017

Upcoming UK screenings: A double whammy on Thurs 15th June courtesy of Doc’n Roll film festival:


London, Brixton:…/doc-n-roll-sp…/tickets/23446

& a special screening at Lichfield Film on Wed 28th June:

Hope you can make it.


Update: 05.05.2017

Deepest Darkest Peru…

Our Sparklehorse​ film gets a screening in Peru as part of In-Edit Film Festival on the 27th of May 🙂


Update: 18.04.2017

Hey London, Manchester & Hull! The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse gets three more UK screenings:

@ London Hackney – 8.30pm 3rd May:

@ HOME Cinema, Manchester on Fri 12th May:

@ Hull – 4.30pm 13th May:


Update: 31.03.2017

Greece! Our Sparklehorse film makes it Greek debut tomorrow, Saturday 1st April, as part of the fantastic In-Edit Festival. Hope you can make it!…


Update: 21.03.2017

Hej Denmark! Our Sparklehorse film will be shown as part of Musikfilm Festivalen on the 27th April 2017. It looks like an absolutely brilliant festival. 🙂


Update: 15.03.2017

Delighted to announce a very special screening of ‘The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse’ in Richmond VA with guest screenwriter/ narrator Angela Faye Martin.
Singer / songwriter Mark Linkous spent some years in the Richmond area, where he founded Sparklehorse, and released ‘Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot’ to much acclaim.
It will be shown with with Jem Cohen’s ‘Nice Evening Transmission Down’, and ‘Hi, How Are You?’ (animated short about Daniel Johnston)
• Sunday, April 9th, 2017, 3:30 PM
• The Byrd Theatre
• 2908 W. Cary St., Richmond, VA

Update: 10.03.2017

Belgium! We have three more Sparklehorse film screenings of the film accompanied by live music from the fabulous Glitterpaard – a tribute to Sparklehorse.

First screening is on March 27th in Leuven. As part of the ‘Docville Festival’:…/sad-and-beautiful-world-sparklehor…

Third is on June 1st at De Roma in Antwerp:!eventid=1487


Update: 07.03.2017

Liverpool! The Film will be shown on 2nd April 2017 14:00 @ Liverpool – Picturehouse as part of Doc N Roll!

Followed by a Q&A by co-director Alex Crowton.


Update: 03.03.2017

Bangkok, Thailand! The love for Sparklehorse is truly universal. Our documentary makes it’s bow in Asia next Wednesday 8th March as part of the renowned Flatpack Film Festival.

In partnership with Birmingham City University and Silpakorn University International College (Official) University International College, “The UK’s most creatively curated film festival” Flatpack Film Festival head to Bangkok for two days only.

Click on the link to find out more. 🙂


Update: 16.2017

We are proud to announce our: ‘Homecoming Screening’ on Wednesday the 5th of April 2017 at the Glee Club Birmingham UK.

The evening will feature a specially arranged live music set, in remembrance of the songs of Mark Linkous and Sparklehorse, followed by the exclusive film screening, Q&A with the directors and after-screening social / late-bar.


Update: 9.02.17

Belfast! On April 8 our Sparklehorse film will be hosted at The MAC as part of Belfast Film Festival celebrating the life and music of the sadly-missed Mark Linkous.

Following the screening the evening will also feature a Q+A with the filmmakers, as well as a live, one-hour performance ‘A Night of Sparklehorse’ with Tom McShane, The Mad Dalton, Heliopause, Pixie Saytar Music and more.

Tickets are available now via the ticket link. Doors are at 8pm.

Update: 27.01.17

Honoured that Falmouth University in the UK will be having a special screening of our Sparklehorse film on 28th February.

As well as the students, members of the general public are more than welcome to attend. There will also be a Q&A with the film’s directors Alex & Bobby. You can book online by clicking the link.


Update: 13.01.17…/live-track-cinema-glitterpaard-sad-an…

We’re honoured that our #Sparklehorse film will screened as part of a Mark Linkous tribute night in Belgium on 6/3/17.

Live Track Cinema will host the film followed by live music from from the collective Glitterpaard, playing an array of Sparklehorse tunes.


Update: 13.01.17

Happy New Year All! We’re delighted to announce a screening of our Sparklehorse film at TAPE Community Music and Film, North Wales, UK on 18th March 2017.

This event will also feature a Q&A with the filmmakers, Alex Crowton and Bobby Dass plus live music from Paul Carter (Flotation Toy Warning), Neil Dunsire (Dead, Dead, Dead), Kyle Lee (Gintis, Mexican Walking Fish), and others, all playing songs from the Sparklehorse songbook.…/the-sad-and-beautiful-worl…/


Update: 18.11.16

Delighted to say that our Sparklehorse film makes it debut in Argentina on November 23rd with further screenings on 24th & 25th!


Update: 12.10.16

US Sparklehorse fans! We’re so proud to have our MN Premiere of “The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse” at the 17th Annual Sound Unseen Film + Music Festival.

Screening date: Sat. November 12, 2016


Sound Unseen has been named one of the 25th coolest film festivals in the world; it’s a real honor to be part of it.

Update: 10.10.16

Hola! Delighted to announce that our Sparklehorse documentary is being shown at the prestigious In-Edit Festival in Barcelona on 5th November (with live music paying tribute to Mark Linkous’ musical legacy).


Update: 14.09.16

Delighted to announce that our Sparklehorse film will be shown in Sheffield, England on 3rd October as part of Sensoria Festival. See you there folks!


Update: 08.09.16

Brighton ahoy! We’re honored to be part of the Doc’n Roll Film Festivaltaking place in Brighton on 24th September. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with us… Look forward to seeing you soon!


Update: 31.08.16

Happy to announce that our Sparklehorse film will be screened in Antwerp, Belgium on 23rd September as part of a Mark Linkous tribute night.

Trix Presents … ” The Sad and Beautiful World of Sparklehorse: a tribute to Mark Linkous , one of the most illustrious musicians of recent decades. On this evening, the eponymous film screened for the first time in Belgium and brings the band Glitter Horse celebrates this musical hero.”


Update: 17.08.16

We have a trio of UK screenings in early September. Details below:

Dorset: You can see our film as part of ‘The End of the Road Festival’ on 2nd Sept as part of a brilliant line-up of films.

Portmeirion, Wales: You can also see the film at Festival No. 6 on the 2nd September.…/the-sad-beautiful-world-of-sp…/

London: We’re thrilled to announce that the wonderful Olympic Cinema will be showing our Sparklehorse film at 20:30, Mon Sept 5th.…/The-Sad-and-Beautiful-Wor…

Update: 16.08.16

We’re pleased to announce that ‘The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse’ will be shown as part of the Sydney Underground Film Festival on Fri 16th September. Hope all the Aussie Sparklehorse fans can make it! 🙂

Click on the link for more info about this wonderful festival:

Official Selection SUFF rev.jpg

Update: 29.07.16

For those who couldn’t attend the Sparklehorse tribute night at the Union Chapel… here’s a video 

Featuring performances from Gemma Hayes, Tali Trow, Michael Rea, Angela Faye Martin & Happyness.

Update: 17.06.16

Mark Linkous loved playing in Bristol when touring the UK. We are very pleased to announce that ‘The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse’ will be showing at the Watershed Cinema, Bristol on 30th June @20.30. 

It includes an introductory talk and a Q&A with the directors of the film.

Tickets & info here:


Update: 08.06.16

‘The Sad and Beautiful World of Sparklehorse’ Gala film screening’s music line up has been announced!

Not only do you get to see our Mark Linkous documentary but you also get live music too, you lucky, lucky people!

Performing on the night will be Gemma Hayes, Adrian Utley (Portishead), Happyness and the film’s writer / Sparklehorse collaborator, Angela Faye Martin.

Gemma Hayes


Adrian Utley (Portishead)




Angela Faye Martin

Location: The Union Chapel, London

Date: Saturday 25th of June 2016 @ 19:00

 Tickets are only £10. Book them here:

Update: 27.05.16

‘The Sad and Beautiful World of Sparklehorse’ Gala film screening with Q& A with Writer & Co-Directors (+ music line up & Special Guests).

Location: The Union Chapel, London

Date: Saturday 25th of June 2016 @ 19:00

Our documentary will make both it’s UK debut at The Union Chapel, Islington on Friday the 25th of June. The Sad and Beautiful World of Sparklehorse roles into town with a Gala screening with musical line-up (yet to be announced) including several artists who were inspired by or recorded with Mark. The event is set to be a hypnotic mix of sonic cinema and atmospheric musical performances amid the grandeur of the Union Chapel.

Info & tickets here:


Update: 01.05.16

The film was fantastically received with strong audience numbers and excellent press coverage/reviews at The Chattanooga Film festival, The 40 watt Club (Athens, Georgia) & at the prestigious IndieLisboa. Here’s some reviews & articles:

& hear our interview with BBC 6 Music:


Update: 18.03.16

The Sad and Beautiful World of Sparklehorse’ Comes into View!
Our documentary about the late, enigmatic indie-rocker, Mark Linkous, (aka Sparklehorse) will make both its U.S and European debut this April (2016).

The Film’s U.S. premiere will be at the Chattanooga Film Festival (31st March till 3rd April 2016)

There will also be a special screening at the legendary 40 Watt Club, Athens Georgia (5th April 2016)

It will then making it’s European debut at IndieLisboa, Portugal (20th April till 1st May 2016) with further festival dates to follow.

Update: 03.04.15

Currently in post-production, we’re now aiming to release it in Autumn 2015. Many thanks for your patience.

Update: 13.06.14

We’d just like to offer you a quick update on the Sparklehorse film. We have just arrived back from the US where we interviewed numerous friends and musicians close to Mark. These interviews went very well and offered us a real insight into Mark’s personality.

We also filmed in and around the beautiful landscapes of Mark’s old stomping grounds in Virginia & North Carolina. The Southern Appalachian Mountains where Mark lived are truly a sight to behold.

In the near future we aim to undertake a few more interviews that will fill the remaining gaps in the film’s narrative.

However, there are still some sensitive legal issues surrounding Mark’s passing and his legacy, so as ethical filmmakers we must be as respectful to the Linkous family as we possibly can and wait for legalities to be resolved.

All of this means that the film will still be a few months away from being completed and delivered to you.

We can’t thank you all enough for your patience and we hope to update you with further details pertaining to the films release in the near future. Many thanks.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: