Brett Morgan has shared a trailer for his forthcoming David Bowie documentary, Moonage Daydream.
The forthcoming “cinematic odyssey” premiered at Cannes on Monday (May 23rd). Now, we’ve gotten a preview of the forthcoming film, narrated by none other than Bowie himself. Moonage Daydream not only marks the first documentary made with the blessing of Bowie’s family, but it also features tons of never-before-seen footage, performances, and music.
This footage comes from Bowie’s personal archives. Morgen was given the opportunity to sift through all of Bowie’s master recordings and hours of 35mm and 16mm film of his stage performances. The 48-track soundtrack comes from longtime Bowie producer Tony Visconti.
Watch the trailer for Moonage Daydream below.
“Questions have arisen such as who is he? What is he? Where did he come from? Is he a creature of a foreign power? Is he a creep? Is he dangerous? Is he smart? Dumb? Nice to his parents? Real? Put on? Crazy? Sane? Man? Woman? Robot? What is this,” we hear in today’s preview.
Released through NEON and Universal Pictures Content Gorup, the film was directed, edited, and produced by Brett Morgen. Moonage Daydream was a whopping five years in the making.
It’s “an artful and life-affirming film that takes the audience on a journey through Bowie’s creative life,” according to a release. A press release called this amalgamation of concert film footage and documentary clips a “cinematic odyssey.”
The release goes on to describe Moonage Daydream as “a project that shows how Bowie himself worked across several disciplines, not just music and film but also dance, painting, sculpture, video and audio collage, screenwriting, acting and live theatre.”