Freda Kelly was just a shy Liverpudlian teenager when she was asked to work for a local band hoping to make it big. Though she had no concept of how far they would go, Freda had faith in The Beatles from the beginning, and The Beatles had faith in her.
History notes that The Beatles were together for 10 years, but Freda worked for them for 11. Many people came in and out of the band's circle as they grew to international stardom, but Freda remained a staple because of her unfaltering loyalty and dedication. As the Beatles' devoted secretary and friend, Freda was there as history unfolded; she was witness to the evolution – advances and setbacks, breakthroughs and challenges – of the greatest band in history.
In GOOD OL’ FREDA, Freda tells her stories for the first time in 50 years. One of few films with the support of the living Beatles and featuring original Beatles music, the film offers an insider perspective on the beloved band that changed the music industry.
DIRECTOR - Ryan White
PRODUCERS – Kathy McCabe, Ryan White, Jessica Lawson
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER – Jeffrey Blitz
EDITOR – Helen Kearns
CINEMATOGRAPHER – Austin Hargrave
WRITERS – Ryan White, Jessica Lawson
COMPOSER – Paul Koch
CO-PRODUCERS – Helen Kearns, Peggy McCabe
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS – Les Allan, Bob Becker, Ashley Davie, Derrick Guzelf, Thomas Patrick McCabe, N.W. Skyles
MUSIC SUPERVISOR – Matt Lilley
"If you want the dish on James Bond, you don’t talk to M. You talk to Moneypenny. If you want the dish on The Beatles, you talk to Freda Kelly." - Entertainment Weekly
"Delightful doc gets as much mileage from its subject's cheer as from Beatles lore."
- The Hollywood Reporter
"A slyly humorous and insightful portrait…of a participant in one of popular culture's most pivotal moments."
- Filmmaker Magazine
"Fantastically entertaining...a rollicking good time. Seek out Good Ol' Freda when it reaches theaters later this year."
- Cinema Blend
"Incredibly fun and charming."
- Austin Chronicle
"An engrossing, entertaining, and informative documentary perfect for the casual or devoted Beatles fan."
- Film School Rejects
"Oscar-worthy new doc. Kelly is a complete charmer. Prepare to fall in love with her."
- Atlanta Magazine