There is special lore surrounding musician David Bowie with his music and performances. For years, millions of fans are captivated by the singer that is one of the most influential musicians in the past century. In the music documentary Moonage Daydream, director Brett Morgen re-captures the essence of David Bowie by immortalizing his presence on film and featuring re-mastered songs and never-seen-before footage and performances.
Here is the synopsis:
With Moonage Daydream, Brett Morgan (The Kid Stays in the Picture, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck) 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, and 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.”
The film presents 40 exclusively re-mastered Bowie songs in the film. Also, the David Bowie Estate presented Morgen with over 5 million assets that included rare and never-seen-before drawings, recordings, films, and journals. The director spent four years assembling the film with another 18 months designing the soundscape, animations, and color pallet.
Also, Bowie’s long-time collaborator and music producer Tony Visconti with Academy-Award winning sound mixer Paul Massey (Bohemian Rhapsody) remixed and translated Bowie’s original stems for the theatrical environment.
NEON plans for a theatrical release this September.
Watch the first trailer for Moonage Daydream below. Let us know what you think of it.