Shadowplayers / Various
- Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
- Release Date: 6/13/2006
Shadowplayers is a feature-length documentary tracing the early history of iconic Manchester record label Factory Records between 1978 and 1981. The film was made by director James Nice. The facts and fictions are explored through candid interviews with 22 key participants, including Anthony H. Wilson (founder) and Peter Saville (designer), as well as musicians including Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order), Vini Reilly (Durutti Column), Simon Topping and Martin Moscrop (A Certain Ratio), Chris Watson (Cabaret Voltaire) and Howard Devoto (Buzzcocks/Magazine). DVD extras include individual profiles for each interviewee. 2006.