As a sci-fi obsessed woman living in near isolation, Beverly Glenn-Copeland wrote and self-released Keyboard Fantasies in Huntsville, Ontario back in 1986. Recorded in an Atari-powered home studio, the cassette featured seven tracks of a curious folk-electronica hybrid, a sound realized far before its time.
Three decades later the musician - now Glenn Copeland - began to receive emails from people across the world, thanking him for the music they'd recently discovered. Courtesy of a record collector in Japan, a reissue of Keyboard Fantasies and the praise of Four Tet, Caribou and more, the music had finally found its audience two generations down the line.
KEYBOARD FANTASIES: THE BEVERLY GLENN-COPELAND STORY sees the protagonist commit his life and music to screen for the first time - an intimate coming of age story spinning pain and the suffering of prejudice into rhythm, hope and joy.
Directed by Posy Dixon