DIRECTOR’S CUT (George Michael & David Austin, 2018, U.K., 114 Minutes) Winner 5 Awards
About the Film
GEORGE MICHAEL: FREEDOM – DIRECTORS CUT: concentrates on the formative period in the late Grammy® Award winner’s life and career, leading up to and following the making of his acclaimed, best-selling album “Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1” and his subsequent, infamous High Court battle with his record label that followed, while also becoming poignantly personal about the death of his first love, Anselmo Feleppa. Filmed before Michael’s untimely passing, the documentary is narrated by the singer, who was heavily involved in the making of the film that serves as his final work.
The Director’s Cut version of the film includes George’s incredible, unseen archival and private home-footage, giving viewers a first-person account of this dramatic period in his life revealing how he became one of the most influential recording artists of all time who alone fought a corner for all artists by challenging the standard recording contract helping to rewrite the rules of the music industry. He talks about why he stepped out of the lime light and turned his back on celebrity.
Clients Goals: For the film and Michael’s last work to be celebrated at as many international festivals as possible.
Results Achieved by The Film Festival Doctor
The Director’s cut version of the film screened at over 25 festivals. It screened in competition at all of the global In-Edit Film Festivals, Krakow Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival & the world’s leading LGBTQ festivals including Frameline & Mix Copenhagen where it won the Audience Choice Award. It won a total of 5 Best Documentary awards.