Seth Swirsky is not a professional filmmaker (and some of the camera work here shows that), but this is heck of a fascinating documentary project. Swirsky is a musician and a songwriter, with songs recorded by Taylor Dayne, Tina Turner, Al Green and Celine Dion, as well as themes for major motion pictures. But, after playing a gig in Hamburg and hearing stories from locals about the Beatles, he decided to contact a slew of well-known folks who interacted with the Fab Four during their career. How is got access to nearly 60 (mostly) celebrities like Sir George Martin, Graham Nash, Ben Kingley (actually a performing musician before turning to acting), Brian Wilson, Smokey Robinson, still amazes me! But I'm glad he did. The 85-minute film contains about 53 of these interviews - most lasting just a minute or two and a few were done by phone - with appropriate archival footage of the period to embelish them. Some of the stories are well know, but many aren't. And the connections with the Beatles run from the old-style comedy couple who shared the stage on the Ed Sullivan Show for the Beatles' debut to the guy who got the last autograph from John Lennon before he was murdered.
The bonus features ad much to the fun as there are 30 minutes of "bonus interviews" for folks not featured in the theatrical version. And there is a nearly-25-minute extended interview with Norman "Hurricane" Smith, the Beatles first recording engineer.
The project to film all these interviews (and get access to the interviewees - many recorded backstage at performances - took nearly seven years. I can't even imagine Swirsky's travel expenses! But, I think we should all be glad he did it. These stories are now "on record" (no pun intended) and available for future generations/
I hope you found this review both informative and helpful!