Chris Blackwell's Palm Pictures is teaming up with acclaimeddirectors Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry and Chris Cunningham on a series of DVDsfeaturing a collection of music videos, shorts and commercials hand-picked bythe film-makers, along with storyboards, alternate versions and unseen shortfilms. Releases from the three directors will be out in August, with moredirectors set to join the series. Jonze, whose work features theOscar-nominated pictures Adaptation and Being John Malkovich, initially established himself as a music video directorand has worked with Fat Boy Slim, Bjork and The Beastie Boys, among others.French-born Gondry's music video career has seen him work with Radiohead andThe Rolling Stones, while Cunningham has collaborated with Portishead and AphexTwin.
"Michel [Gondry]and I have been talking about this forever," Jonze said in a statement. "Acouple of years ago we talked to Chris, which got us motivated. I'm so excitedwe're finally getting it together." Palm founder Blackwell added in astatement: "I have long admired the work of Spike, Chris and Michel and feelthis DVD series is the perfect way to release all of the best work from a newgeneration of talented and influential film-makers." The DVDs will be releasedin the US through Palm's domestic distribution deal with WEA. The series willbe released throughout the rest of the world in early 2004.