As a co-director and producer of Lemmy, Greg Olliver spent two years following Johnny Winter from his home in Connecticut to France, Japan and beyond to create an intimate portrait of the Texas musician who played in Woodstock, partied with the Rolling Stones and John Belushi, dated Janice Joplin, and jammed with Jimi Hendrix. Aptly named Johnny Winter: Down and Dirty by Johnny himself, this documentary explores what it’s like to live a life of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll debauchery with only a few regrets, but not without consequences.
Born on the high plains of Texas and raised on the mean streets of New York City, Greg Olliver’s first film was the highly acclaimed Lemmy(2010), a portrait of Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister. Turned Towards the Sun(2012), Greg’s second documentary, was nominated for the Grierson/Best Documentary Award at the London Film Festival. His narrative feature Devoured, a psychological thriller set in New York City, is set for release in the U.S. later this year.