Paris-based sales company Celluloid Dreams has taken world sales rights to Hermann Vaske’s feature documentary Why Are We Creative? which explores the question of creativity through interviews with more than 50 top movers and shakers in the worlds of culture, business and science, including David Bowie, Quentin Tarantino, Angelina Jolie, Vivienne Westwood and John Cleese.
The documentary pulls together interviews conducted by German director, author and producer Vaske with more than 50 luminaries in their fields over a 30-year period.
They include Bowie, Ai Weiwei, Björk, Wim Wenders, Philippe Stark, Yoko Ono, John Hegarty, David Lynch, Yohji Yamamoto, Damien Hirst, Jolie, Nobuyoshi Araki, Tarantino, Bono, Nick Cave, Neo Rauch, Stephen Hawkins, the Dalai Lama, Peter Ustinov, Marina Abramovic, Diane Kruger, Julian Schnabel, John Cleese, Jimmy Page, Westwood, Takeshi Kitano and many others.
“Einstein wanted to know why God created the world, I wanted to know why people are creative. A naive and stupid question that brought me the most unique cast in the world,” says Vaske.
The documentary is produced by Vaske’s company Emotional Network Production, with the support of Hessenfilm und Medien, Deutscher Filmförderfonds DFFF and ZDF 3Sat. Rise and Shine has taken German distribution rights to the film, which is expected to premiere on the international festival circuit this autumn.
“I was immediately hooked with the simple concept of this documentary by Hermann Vaske who has been asking world personalities for over 30 years one question. This question becomes timeless and essential,” said Celluloid Dreams founder and president Hengameh Panahi.