Julien Temple wraps Rio documentary Children of The Revolution
Rio-themed film will be delivered in October 2013.
Julien Temple has wrapped his latest music-themed documentary Children Of The Revolution, in Rio.
“Since visiting Rio with the Sex Pistols for The Great Rock and Roll Swindle in the late 70s and with Mick Jagger in the 1980s, I’ve wanted to return to make a film about the city and its music and now, as it takes its rightful place again on the world stage, the time has come,” says Temple. “Rio is an exciting and challenging prospect for any film maker. Visually the city is a gift, and through its music, and the people who make it, the soul of the city can be exposed.”
The film will be delivered in October 2013, well ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Rio and the 2016 Olympics.
“Aside from a few extreme weather issues at the end of the shoot, the whole thing went very smoothly, and our careful preparation, a prep period that was spread over a year, paid dividends,” producer Mike Downey added. “We now face the gargantuan task of sifting through the massive amount of material we have managed to shoot and the brilliant archive footage sourced by the ‘guru’ of Brazilian film archive work, Antonio Venancio.” Venancio worked on the archive footage for Senna.
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DOP Steve Organ shot the film and Caroline Richards will edit it; both worked with Temple on this year’s acclaimed doc London: The Modern Babylon.
The film is produced by Mike Downey and Sam Taylor and is funded by the BBC, Arte, WDR, Filmstiftung NRW, German distributor Rapid Eye Movies and City of Rio funding entity, Sergio Sa Leitao’s RioFilmes. Associate producer is Brazil veteran Christopher Pickard. The Brazilian producing partners are Roberto Berliner and Rodrigo Letier of TV Zero. German partners are Joerg Siepmann and Harry Floeter’s Cologne-based production outfit 2Pilots co-producers are Arne Ludwig and Siepmann.
Further funding is expected from the State of Rio in addition to the production back up already received from the Rio Film Commission.
“Julien’s documentary films are not only award winning features destined for the big screen,” says F&ME’s Sam Taylor, “they also sell well in the international markets. London: The Modern Babylon, which is the most comparable of Julien’s films to the Rio project has done great business to date, and we are fortunate enough to have the same international sales agent [Ealing Metro International].”
This film marks the sixth feature completed by London-based production company Film and Music Entertainment. Their projects also include The Parade, Imagine, Lilet Never Happened, Goltzius And The Pelican Company and Zagreb Stories: Love.