Neon and Universal Pictures Content Group today unveiled the first teaser trailer for Oscar nominee Brett Morgen’s film Moonage Daydream—the first-ever David Bowie doc sanctioned by his estate, which premieres in the Midnight Screenings section of the 75th Cannes Film Festival today.
The film made over the course of five years will illuminate not only the life, but also the genius of Bowie, who worked across several disciplines—most notably music and film—but also explored art forms throughout his life including dance, painting, sculpture, video and audio collage, screenwriting, acting and live theatre. The motion picture reveals the icon through his own voice and features 48 of his musical tracks, mixed from their original stems.
Morgen wrote, directed, edited and produced Moonage Daydream, with Hartwig Masuch, Kathy Rivkin-Daum and Justus Haerder exec producing for BMG, alongside 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 also served as pic’s financiers. Neon will distribute it in the U.S., with UPCG releasing it internationally. HBO Documentary Films holds North American rights for streaming and cable in spring of 2023.
Bowie’s estate presented Morgen with unfiltered access to Bowie’s personal archives, including all master recordings, in 2017. Check out the trailer for the film that resulted above.
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