Universal Pictures Content Group and NEON to Release the Film About the Legendary Musician David Bowie with IMAX in partnership with Public Road Productions, BMG, Live Nation Productions and HBO Documentary Films
Los Angeles, CA (April 13, 2022) – After a rigorous five-year manufacturing and meeting course of by acclaimed filmmaker Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays within the Picture, Cobain: Montage of Heck, Jane), and as a part of the continued Bowie75 celebration of David Bowie’s legacy and enduring affect, Universal Pictures Content Group and NEON introduced right now that they may launch Moonage Daydream, the feature-length experiential cinematic odyssey that explores Bowie’s inventive, musical and non secular journey. Told by means of chic, kaleidoscopic, never-before-seen footage, performances and music, the movie is guided by Bowie’s narration and is the primary movie to be formally sanctioned by Bowie’s property. Universal Pictures Content Group will launch the movie internationally, NEON will distribute the movie within the U.S. and HBO Documentary Films has North American rights for streaming and cable in spring 2023. The movie was designed from conception as a novel cinematic expertise and also will be launched in IMAX in choose markets.
Moonage Daydream is written, directed, edited, and produced by Morgen. Executive Producers are Hartwig Masuch, Kathy Rivkin-Daum, and Justus Haerder for BMG; Michael Rapino, Heather Parry, and Ryan Kroft for Live Nation Productions; Bill Zysblat, Tom Cyrana, Aisha Cohen, and Eileen D’Arcy from RZO; Billy Gerber, and Debra Eisenstadt. BMG and Live Nation Productions financed the movie.
Moonage Daydream illuminates the life and genius of David Bowie, one of the crucial prolific and influential artists of our time. Bowie labored throughout a number of disciplines, most notably music and movie, but additionally explored numerous artwork types all through his life: dance, portray, sculpture, video and audio collage, screenwriting, appearing, and dwell theatre. The movement image reveals the celebrated icon by means of his personal voice and options 48 musical tracks, blended from their authentic stems. The staff consists of: Bowie’s long-time collaborator, buddy and music producer Tony Visconti; Academy Award®-winning sound mixer Paul Massey (Bohemian Rhapsody) and David Giammarco (Ford v. Ferrari); the sound design staff of John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone (Bohemian Rhapsody); and VFX Producer Stefan Nadelman (Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck).
In 2017, Bowie’s property offered filmmaker Brett Morgen unfiltered entry to Bowie’s private archives, together with all grasp recordings, to create an suave and life-affirming movie that takes the viewers on a journey by means of Bowie’s inventive life. Morgen has constructed a chic cinematic expertise that may present audiences with unrestricted entry to Bowie’s private archives. While researching the movie, Morgen unearthed tons of of hours of never-before seen 35mm and 16mm and was in a position to assemble the performances from these authentic digicam masters. Accordingly, all the performances offered within the movie will seem for the primary time. In addition, all music within the movie has been remixed from the unique stems into Dolby Atmos, 12.0, 5.0, and seven.1/5.1. Audiences ought to anticipate to see and listen to David like by no means earlier than.
The title Moonage Daydream references David Bowie’s eponymous track from the influential 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, which launched the world to his iconic, gender-bending, and ground-breaking stage persona, Ziggy Stardust.
NEON’s Jeff Deutchman negotiated the North America take care of Kevin Koloff, in addition to Karen Gottlieb of Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, P.C. Submarine and WME dealt with gross sales for Moonage Daydream.
Morgen is a author, director, producer, and editor who has been making ground-breaking documentaries for over 20 years. Named “The leading revolutionary of American Documentary” by the Wall Street Journal, Morgen’s movies constantly problem the prevailing boundaries of non-fiction, as evidenced by The Kid Stays in The Picture, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, and JUNE 17, 1994. Morgen’s most up-to-date movie, Jane, acquired 7 Primetime Emmy nominations, together with 4 for Morgen, who gained for Best Director. In addition, the movie acquired the PGA, ACE, WGA, CAS, MPSE, NBR awards and was named Best Documentary of 2017 by over 18 critics teams. Morgen’s different credit embody Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015), Rolling Stones’ Crossfire Hurricane (2012), The Kid Stays within the Picture (2002), and On the Ropes (1999). Morgen is the recipient of two Peabody Awards, the DGA award for Best Documentary, and has been nominated for an Academy award, a BAFTA and 9 Primetime Emmys. His final three movies have earned a mixed 18 Primetime Emmy nominations. He is among the solely particular person filmmakers to have acquired the WGA, DGA, PGA, and ACE awards.