By Orlando Parfitt | Screen
Norman Cook (aka Fatboy Slim) has joined Julien Temple’s upcoming Ibiza – The Silent Movie as its music director. The film will feature music from and curated by the DJ.
The project is a feature length documentary that will provide a “compelling audiovisual journey into Ibiza’s bohemian soul”, featuring original material documenting the island’s club scene alongside unseen archive material.
It is currently undergoing principal photography in Ibiza
Veteran music film director Julien Temple (Glastonbury, The Filth and the Fury, London, The Modern Babylon), said: “With the incredible 2,000 year history of this magical island as a subject and the genius of Norman Cook now on board to produce a soundtrack you can dance to, we believe this film will take event media to a whole new level”.
This project is financed by Silver Reel and BBC Music. It is an Essential Arts Entertainment, Whizz Kid Entertainment and Nitrate Film production developed from an original idea by Whizz Kid Entertainment’s CEO Malcolm Gerrie, and reunites Temple with Essential Arts Entertainment’s Richard Conway and Andrew Curtis (The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson, Habaneros) who are producing the film.
Gerrie and the BBC’s Jan Younghusband are executive producers, and the BBC has the UK TV rights.
Cornerstone Films will oversee worldwide film sales and distribution.