Edgar Wright’s Documentary The Sparks Brothers Acquired by Focus
Edgar Wright’s documentary The Sparks Brothers acquired by Focus
Focus Options has acquired the worldwide rights to Edgar Wright’s first documentary function, The Sparks Brothers, from MRC Non-Fiction following a broadly acclaimed debut on the Sundance movie competition this 12 months. At the moment with a 100% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the movie chronicles the decades-long profession and affect of the enigmatic rock pop duo Sparks. In his second movie with Focus Options this 12 months, director Edgar Wright (upcoming Final Evening in Soho, Child Driver), additionally produced the documentary together with his producing companion Nira Park, although their firm Full Fiction Footage, together with producers George Hencken, and Full Fiction’s Laura Richardson.
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How can one rock band achieve success, underrated, vastly influential, and criminally neglected all on the identical time? The Sparks Brothers, which options commentary from superstar followers Flea, Beck, Jack Antonoff, Jason Schwartzman, Neil Gaiman and extra, takes audiences on a musical odyssey by way of 5 bizarre many years with brothers/bandmates Ron and Russell Mael, celebrating the inspiring legacy of your favourite band’s favourite band.
Says Focus Options chairman Peter Kujawski, “It’s onerous to think about a greater pairing of topics and filmmaker than Ron and Russell and Edgar. For the previous 5 many years, Sparks have been pushing the bounds of pop music with iconoclastic fashion and a perpetual mission to attempt one thing new quite than counting on the tried-and-true. It’s that perseverance that has made them among the many most influential bands in historical past. In telling their story, Edgar has crafted an absolute pleasure bomb that can actually have you ever dancing within the aisles whether or not you grew up following them or are simply now realizing how a lot their sound already formed your life.”
“I’ve had the privilege of seeing Focus Options do what they do greatest, and they’re the right group to deliver Edgar’s love letter to Ron & Russell to audiences world wide – we’re really envious of everybody who will get to expertise Sparks for the primary time,” mentioned Amit Dey, Head of MRC Non-Fiction.
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The movie was financed by MRC Non-Fiction and shall be distributed domestically by Focus Options with Common Footage distributing internationally.