David Bowie‘s ★ album has been turned into a 16 part Instagram mini-series called Unbound, with the first episode now airing online.
InstaMiniSeries is an Instagram channel that produces episodic programmes via short videos uploaded to the social media platform.
Before his death, Bowie provided film-makers with unmediated access to the music and images from the album, with “no limits or preconditions”.
Unbound stars Rookie Magazine founder Tavi Gevinson and Patricia Clarkson.
Watch the first short clip below.
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"UNBOUND” Episode One Executive Producer: @InstaMiniSeries Director: @nikkiborges Music: @davidbowie Writer: @carolynncecilia Co-Producer: @lawrenceperyer Director of Photography: @joshuasterlingbragg Line Producer: @delaVega Associate Producer: @amandadelanuez, @itscecifernandez Production Designer: @LezGolden Costume Designer: @Bodilicious Hair / Make Up Artist: @missy_mua Miss Clarkson’s MakeUp Artist: @angdidmyhair VFX Production House: @heym1ster Dance Choreographer: @ofbonesdance, @hollyebynum Stunt Coordinator: @stuntmanpete Wire Rigger: @stuntworks Stunt Woman: @hellskitten29 Behind The Scenes: @a_madd Production Assistant: @clemencyforclem Special Thanks: @instalucas Final Cut: #dechesermedia Editor: Mike Ragone Creative Consultant: Michael Decheser Starring: @tavitulle, @rysak, @nikkiborges, Ching Valdes Anan, @amandadelanuez, @Jayknowlest, Jonah Herman
The 16-part series was written by Carolynn Cecilia and directed by Nikki Borges.
According to Bowie’s official website, the series features “evocative images inspired by the moods suggested in the album’s music, lyrics and artwork” rather than a “literal, linear narrative”.
Borges said Bowie had always been about “reinvention over repetition” and that “his innovations have influenced our own work as we transform a social media platform into a creative outlet”.
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