A feature-length documentary about the life of David Bowie will be released in 2023, it has been announced.
Named after one of the singer’s most famous songs, Moonage Daydream is the first film to be officially sanctioned by the Bowie estate.
The film explores Bowie’s work and influence across disciplines including music and film, but also dance, painting and live theatre, with never-before-seen footage and reconstructed live performances.
It is also guided by the narration of the artist, who died of cancer in 2016 at the age of 69, and features 48 pieces of music mixed from their original strains.
The production team includes Bowie’s longtime collaborator, friend and record producer Tony Visconti, Academy Award-winning recording engineer Paul Massey and David Giammarco.
The sound design team includes John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone, and VFX producer Stefan Nadelman.
Moonage Daydream is directed and produced by Brett Morgen and distributed internationally by Universal Pictures.
Morgen was granted unfiltered access to Bowie’s personal archives, including all master recordings, by Bowie’s estate in 2017.
In researching the film, Morgen uncovered hundreds of hours of never-before-seen 35mm and 16mm film and was able to piece together the performances of these original cinematographers.
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This will see all of the performances featured in the film on screen for the first time.
Moonage Daydream references Bowie’s hit song from the influential 1972 album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
The album introduced the world to his breakthrough stage persona, Ziggy Stardust.
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