15 Nov 2016
CHANNEL 4 SECURES EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO FILM A BIO-DOCUMENTARY ON BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
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first time I played for an audience I was about 6 or 7 and I went in to the
garden and some of the neighbourhood kids were there, so I strapped on my
guitar and strummed it and tried to sing a few Elvis songs. I just made a
horrible noise. I had no ability to play at all. But I did enjoy bangin' the
hell out of it. And that's when I smelled blood for the first time!”
4 has been granted exclusive access to Bruce Springsteen for a documentary
revealing the man behind the music. With home video from his youth, and footage
from his early years performing solo in Greenwich Village, this documentary
gives a unique insight into the man as well as the musician.
Having sold 160
million albums around the world, Bruce Springsteen is
now a #1 best-selling author following the release of his autobiography, Born
To Run, which debuted at #1 in many countries.
new documentary is being produced by Lonesome Pine Productions in collaboration
with Thom Zimny (Bruce’s long term videographer), and will be directed by Nigel
Cole (Calendar Girls, Made in Dagenham).
intimate conversation Bruce will explore the seminal moments that fuelled his
relentless drive to become a musician and which have provided the influence for
some of the most critically acclaimed and loved songs of the last 50
years. He will also talk about his first
foray into prose writing with his autobiography, ‘Born to Run’; a book which
has been critically acclaimed around the world.
revealing film will give audiences a unique insight into the life of one of the
most admired and respected musicians in the world. Bruce will explore and
explain his greatest influences, detailing the people and places that have
inspired him and what motivates him to continue to tour and write.
programme has been commissioned by Jonny Rothery, Commissioning Editor, Formats
& Music at Channel 4 and will air later this year.