Lotte Mullan, a former work experience employee in the record industry, is thrilled to announce that Rocket Pictures have acquired the rights to produce the movie of her life and her revelations from within the music business. Rocket Pictures is the production company formed by Elton John and David Furnish. Simultaneously, Lotte Mullan has landed a major music deal with lead film subscription service LOVEFiLM, who have used her sultry version of ‘It Must Be Love’ in their current UK TV advertising campaign.
The London based singer songwriter’s amusing and honest blog about her experiences as a musician and temp within the industry was snapped up last year by screenwriter Nick Moorcroft (St Trinian’s, Burke & Hare) and producing partner, Meg Leonard (Powder Keg Pictures) who immediately saw its potential as a comedy drama which they describe as a film somewhere between ‘About A Boy’ and ‘Juno’.
The deal with Rocket Pictures is an amazing epilogue to Lotte Mullan’s story. A totally independent character, Lotte Mullan has taken control of her own career following her record company experience. She even recently turned down a major record deal from one of her former employers, opting instead to continue to go it alone and use what she learned throughout her journey. Her label Raindog records will release her new single next month.
Lotte Mullan, explains: “My original dream was for the big recording contract, but real life experience can really shatter the dream. I never imagined that my blog would be discovered instead. It’s even more ironic that a musician owns the film company. My first album was Elton John’s greatest hits on cassette in 1989, so it’s a huge honour that Sir Elton John’s film company is going to make a film based on my life.”
As if that wasn’t enough, Lotte Mullan’s version of Labi Siffre’s ‘It Must Be Love’ has been handpicked by LOVEFiLM’s marketing team to soundtrack their current TV advert. The sync deal puts Lotte Mullan in the company of artists such as James Vincent McMorrow who have been plucked from relative obscurity to feature in LOVEFiLM’s music led adverting campaigns. Due to popular demand ‘It Must Be Love’ has been released via iTunes.
Lotte Mullan’s story started whilst working three days a week for one the world’s biggest labels Warner Bros Records with acts such as REM and The Who. Despite working for labels, the 27 year-old musician and performer was consistently rejected by them for a recording contract so formed her own label, running it from her flat, then producing and promoting her own record. Her shoestring budget led to her making videos on her iPhone, booking her own gigs and using her boyfriend’s car as ‘tour bus’.
Mullan’s continuous online blog revealed tales of her time in the music industry; suffering rejection, inappropriate touching, awkward sweaty hugs, the perils of social networking, chipped toenails, living in cold, damp-ridden bedsits, being plucked, pumped and primed and men relieving themselves in bottles next to her.
Making 2012 a year to remember, Lotte Mullan will release a brand new single on her own label Raindog Records on 20 February. The track entitled ‘I’m Alright With Me’ is a perfect example of Lotte’s quirky bouncy personality and talent for writing truthful lyrics about life’s experiences – good or bad.
Lotte Mullan’s debut album ‘Plain Jane’ is released on 30 Jan and is available to pre-order via Amazon and iTunes.
Lotte Mullan’s ‘It Must Be Love’ is available to buy now via iTunes.