What Bruce Means to You -- Springsteen & I Calls to Fans
WHAT BRUCE MEANS TO YOU: ‘SPRINGSTEEN & I! FILM CALLS TO FANS FOR FILMED FOOTAGE
Bruce Springsteen film inspired by Life In A Day launches – accepting submissions from Thursday 15 November 2012 via
Friday 9 November, 2012 - NEW YORK. Ridley Scott Associates, Black Dog Films and Scott Free London, the team behind a new feature documentary entitled SPRINGSTEEN & I, are calling on all Springsteen fans to make their own film about Bruce and what he means to them. Inspired by Scott Free’s award-winning LIFE IN A DAY, the producers are now looking for fans’ most personal insights, abstractions and reflections on how Bruce Springsteen and his music has affected their lives.
Directed by Baillie Walsh, SPRINGSTEEN & I is an open invitation to people all over the world to share stories that celebrate one of the greatest lyrical storytellers of our generation.
“We encourage you to be part of this unique cinematic experience by either submitting a clip or getting in touch with us via email or phone,” says the film’s producer Svana Gisla. “We are searching for a wide variety of creative interpretations, captured in the most visually exciting way you can think of, whether you've been a hardcore Tramp since '73 or have heard one of his songs for the first time today! If you have a parent, a sibling, a neighbor or a colleague who has an interesting tale, we want to know about them. If you can't use a camera or are not sure how to capture your story then get in touch and we will link you up with someone who can!”
SPRINGSTEEN & I is the ultimate collective filmmaking experience - for the people and by the people, which will culminate in a unique feature music documentary set to be released in cinemas across the world in 2013. The production team will edit the footage to feature length and are therefore requesting that submissions be raw footage rather than edited material. As well as moving image accounts on camera, the filmmakers are looking for fans to provide photographs, old footage or audio narration to help them build up a picture of what the acclaimed songwriter and musician means to them. Movie and image files will be able to be quickly uploaded through the film’s website www.springsteenandi.com by following simple online instructions. Ideally, the higher quality the footage the better, but the producers stress that any equipment, from smartphones to hi-def cameras are accepted. The producers are Ridley Scott Associates and Black Dog Films. Liza Marshall and Jack Arbuthnott, the Scott Free producers behind LIFE IN A DAY will Executive Produce.
Films will be able to be uploaded from midnight London time on 15 November 2012 the last week of February 2013- anyone wishing to submit footage from the March shows should contact the film makers. .
The website has multi-lingual options including: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese (Mandarin) and Spanish.
About director Baillie
Baillie Walsh has created many iconic videos for artists such as Kylie Minogue, Massive Attack and INXS alongside award-winning commercial campaigns for Levis, Sony and a hologram of Kate Moss for Alexander McQueen.
Baillie!s film work includes Mirror Mirror – Limitation of Life, which drew international acclaim and was selected for the Berlin and Toronto International Film Festivals and Lord Don!t Slow Me Down, a fly-on-the-wall look at the band Oasis as well as the feature drama Flashbacks Of A Fool which he both wrote and directed.
About Black Dog
Black Dog Films is the music-video arm of Ridley Scott Associates, which, for the last 21 years, has been producing award-winning music videos, documentaries and long form videos. As part of the production powerhouse RSA Films, it has offices in London, Los Angeles, New York and Hong Kong. Springsteen & I is Black Dog!s fourth feature length music film, having previously produced Green Day!s “Bullet In a Bible” and the Grammy awardwinning “I!m Going To Tell You a Secret” for Madonna and most recently "Don’t Think" for the Chemical Brothers.
About Scott Free
Scott Free Productions was formed in 1995 and is the film and television production vehicle of acclaimed film directors: brothers Ridley and Tony Scott. Scott Free Films most recently released Ridley Scott’s visionary epic Prometheus to worldwide acclaim, starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron as well as the international hits The Grey, Tony Scott’s Unstoppable, and the YouTube backed sensation Life in a Day. Next for Scott Free is Stoker, the English language debut of Park Chan Wook (Old Boy) at Fox Searchlight, starring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode, The East by director Zal Batmanglij starring Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgard, and Ellen Page also for Searchlight, Out of the Furnace at Relativity, written and directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart) starring Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, and Forest Whitaker, and The Counselor at Fox, which Ridley Scott is currently directing from Cormac McCarthy’s script, starring Michael Fassbender, Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem.
Scott Free Television produces the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-nominated, Peabody-acclaimed drama, THE GOOD WIFE for CBS which is currently enjoying its fourth season, and the upcoming eight-hour adaptation of WORLD WITHOUT END, Ken Follett’s international best-seller featuring Cynthia Nixon, Ben Chaplin and Miranda Richardson to air on Reelz. Scott Free also produced the recent four-hour adaptation of Robin Cook’s COMA for A&E, starring Lauren Ambrose, Geena Davis, James Woods, Richard Dreyfuss and Ellen Burstyn, the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-nominated miniseries THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH for Starz, the hit CBS show NUMB3RS, which ran for six seasons, the Emmy®-nominated mini-series THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN, starring Benjamin Bratt and Viola Davis, also for A&E, as well as the Golden Globe® nominated THE COMPANY for TNT featuring Michael Keaton and Alfred Molina.
In addition to scripted fare, Scott Free has firmly established its nonfiction presence by producing the epic Emmy®-winning documentary GETTYSBURG for History Channel, and the upcoming documentary KILLING LINCOLN for National Geographic Channel.
Scott Free has offices in Los Angeles and London in conjunction with RSA Films, one of the world’s largest and most successful commercial production houses.