Tonight in the south of France at The Cannes Film Festival Brett Morgen’s Moonage Daydream will make it’s world premiere. Ahead of that premiere Universal Pictures has released the official First Trailer for David Bowie documentary.
The film promises to dive into “a cinematic odyssey exploring David Bowie’s creative and musical journey.” Is it truly a documentary or a biopic? Whatever you want to call it, the film is the first film authorised by the David Bowie estate that will share never before seen footage of the great man. If you are going to pick one filmmaker to direct, it’s Morgen (Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck )…
With MOONAGE DAYDREAM, Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, Jane) presents a genre defying immersion into the art and sounds of David Bowie.
Considered one of the greatest artists of our time, David Bowie has been moving culture for over 50 years. MOONAGE DAYDREAM is the first film to be supported by the David Bowie Estate, which granted Morgen unprecedented access to their collection.
Told through sublime, kaleidoscopic imagery, personal archived footage, unseen performances, and anchored by David Bowie’s own music and words, MOONAGE DAYDREAM invites audiences to immerse themselves in the unique world that is “Bowie”.
In 2017, the estate presented Morgen with over 5 million assets. Included in the collection were rare and never-before seen drawings, recordings, films, and journals. Morgen spent four years assembling the film and another 18 months designing the soundscape, animations, and color palette.
For the film, the sound team – featuring Bowie’s long-time collaborator, friend and music producer Tony Visconti and Academy Award®-winning sound mixer Paul Massey (Bohemian Rhapsody) – remixed and translated Bowie’s original stems for a theatrical environment that will be presented in 12.0, 5.0, Atmos, and 7.1/5.1.
Throughout his career, across generations, Bowie taught us that our differences were our strengths. With MOONAGE DAYDREAM, Bowie provides us with a roadmap of how to survive the 21st century, inviting audiences to celebrate his legacy and enduring influence like never before.
There is no exact day announced by Universal Pictures yet for Moonage Daydream, apart from it will be in UK and Irish cinemas in September.