A preview clip has been released for the up and coming film about David Bowie’s musical journey – ‘Stardust’. The film is written and directed by Gabriel Range (Death of a President, This World). The film was originally scheduled to premier at the Tribeca Film Festival this week but due to the current coronavirus pandemic it was moved to launch via a private online portal.
In the clip David Bowie (Played by Johnny Flynn) doubts that his third album (The Man Who Sold The World) will be successful in the United States. His publicist Rob Oberman (Marc Maron) provides his confidence in Bowie saying “I think you’re going to be the biggest goddam star in America”
Bowie questions whether Ron can ‘sell him’ in the States, he insists: ‘Hell yeah I do! Don’t get me wrong I’m a fuckingng minority to one but all it takes is a believer to change the world and we’ve got two. If you don’t we’re really fucked.’
The film tells the story of the pair travelling to the US in 1971, and how they struggle to win over the crowd in the USA and it tells the story of the bird of David Bowie’s iconic alter-ego Ziggy Stardust.
In a statement released by writer/director Gabriel Range said: “I set out to make a film about what makes someone become an artist; what actually drives them to make their art. That someone is David Bowie, a man we’re used to thinking about as the star he became, or as one of his alter egos: Ziggy Stardust; Aladdin Zane; The Thin White Duke. Someone I only ever saw at a great distance, behind a mask; a godlike, alien presence. Even in his perfectly choreographed death, he didn’t seem like a regular human being.”
Check out the clip