The life and music of David Crosby are set to become the subjects of a new documentary film. This will be produced by Cameron Crowe, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker and journalist. His company, Crowe’s Vinyl Films, are the production team hired and the film will be directed by A.J. Eaton. It is being financed and executive produced by BMG.
Further to his role as the producer of the documentary about the famous Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Crowe has also conducted a number of interviews with the artist himself. These interviews will be included in the documentary to provide a unique insight into the life of this talented man.
Crosby’s long and fascinating career has included stints of being a member of a group. These have included Nash & Young, Stills, and the Byrds and Crosby. However, he has also enjoyed an extremely successful solo career.
This will not be the first time that Crowe has produced a documentary with a musical theme. In the past, he has produced documentaries about ‘The Union’ and Pearl Jam Twenty, also known as PJ20. The former focused on the collaboration between Leon Russel and Elton John and was a making-of style production.
Crowe spoke about his latest project in a statement saying that he was interested in Crosby’s life story. He described how the artist had been a part of the music industry for over four decades and how during that time, Crosby had seen significant social changes. Crowe wants the documentary to show the difference between the generation Crosby defined during the 1960s in comparison to the younger generation of musicians he is now seeking out to help them in the music industry.
Cameron Crowe goes on to explain that the documentary about Crosby’s life will show all the rough edges and become a moving portrait of the talented artist’s life. In the statement, he also expressed his pride at the work of director A.J. Eaton who has been filming Crosby’s life for several years and described his work as wonderful.
As yet, this project remains untitled. However, it is another step in the right direction for BMG who are making the move into filmmaking. They already have a full-length feature under their belt as they are the company responsible for ‘Bad Reputation’. This is a movie about rock star Joan Jett that the company premiered this year at the Sundance Film Festival. It was well received and has since been acquired by Magnolia Pictures.
The good work at BGM continues as several documentary projects in the pipeline for release later this year. The first of these is ‘The Show’s The Thing’. Rather than focusing on an individual artist, this documentary looks at the work of some of the most legendary agents and concert promoters in the music industry. Next, there is ‘The Children of the Revolution’, which is a documentary about Mark Bolan and T. Rex’s music. Their third and final documentary for the year is the self-explanatorily titled ‘Rudeboy: The Story of Trojan Records’.