“It’s just such a compelling story,” said Crowe. “David Crosby has been near the forefront of music and social change for the last four decades. Now 76, he’s forging a new path by seeking out younger musicians and trying to make a mark in a world now so different from the generation he came to define in the ’60s.”
Crowe said the untitled doc will be “a raw and moving portrait, rough edges and all,” and that Eaton (pictured, with Crosby and Crowe) has been “filming Croz for the last several years.”
The Crosby film will be produced by Michele Farinola for PCH Films and Greg Mariotti for Vinyl Films, in addition to Crowe. Executive producers include Justus Haerder and Kathy Rivkin-Daum for BMG, Jill Mazursky, Norm Waitt and James Keach for PCH Films. is financier and executive producer of the film, with all rights available worldwide.
The film, already in production, will be Eaton’s first feature documentary.
BMG released Crosby’s 2017 album Sky Trails, his third album of original material in four years. His band Sky Trails includes his son James Raymond, who also produced the album.
Crowe himself has conducted multiple interviews with Crosby that will be used in the doc. His previous musical documentaries include Pearl Jam Twenty and The Union, featuring Elton John and Leon Russell.
Justus Haerder, BMG SVP, said Crowe “is the perfect complement to Crosby, A.J., and our entire team. There’s an incredible story to be told here and we are thrilled to have him on board helping bring such an insightful film to life.”
Crosby rose to fame as a member of The Byrds, but of course is best known for Crosby Stills & Nash (and sometimes Young), a group that has had numerous interpersonal ups and downs over the decades – currently, and according to Graham Nash, permanently, down. In 1982, Crosby did time in a Texas prison for possession of heroin and cocaine.