Directed by Brett Berns, Bob Sarles
Music meets the Mob in this biographical documentary, narrated by Steven Van Zandt, about the life and career of Bert Berns, the most important songwriter and record producer from the sixties that you never heard of. His hits include “Twist and Shout”, “Hang On Sloopy”, “Here Comes The Night” and “Piece Of My Heart.”
He helped launch the careers of Van Morrison and Neil Diamond and produced some of the greatest soul music ever made. Filmmaker Brett Berns brings his late father’s story to the screen through interviews with those who knew him best and rare performance footage. Included in the film are interviews with Ronald Isley, Ben E. King, Solomon Burke, Van Morrison, Keith Richards and Paul McCartney.
“It was a long time coming but the story of Bert Berns — genius songwriter, skilled producer and record label honcho — was a documentary that simply needed to be made. ” – Variety
Save a Piece of Your Heart for ‘60s Pop-Music Doc “Bang! The Bert Berns Story” -Village Voice
“The Mind-Blowing Story of the Most Important Songwriter You’ve Never Heard Of” – The Observer