David Bowie’s Blackstar inspires Instagram movie

Thursday, February 25, 2016

UNBOUND: A ★ InstaMiniSeries is a 4 minute movie inspired by David Bowie’s latest album, Blackstar. Premiering today on Instagram, UNBOUND is the 4th InstaMiniSeries that offers a new episode every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

The 16 episode series stars Tavi Gevinson and Patricia Clarkson and was made possible by David Bowie’s “unmediated access” to Blackstar before the album was released last month. Bowie’s final album – released a few days before his death – features the Donny McCaslin Quartet. McCaslin plays saxophones, Jason Lindner is on keyboards, Tim Lefebvre plays electric bass, and Mark Guiliana is on the drums. Purdue Convos fans may remember Donny McCaslin from his 2014 appearance at the Purdue Jazz Festival.

Watch McCaslin play L.Z.C.M. with the Purdue Jazz Band

(Bowie) allowed us to create our own visual interpretations of his songs, with no limits or preconditions on his part. Completed in December 2015, UNBOUND takes the audience on a journey of evocative images inspired by the moods suggested in the album’s music, lyrics and artwork.

Watch the teaser trailer of UNBOUND below and be sure to follow @InstaMiniSeries and @PurdueConvos on Instagram.

“UNBOUND: A ★ InstaMiniSeries” In the Fall of 2015, David Bowie gave us unique pre-release access to the music from ★ (pronounced ‘Blackstar’), his 28th studio album, allowing us to create our own visual interpretations of his songs, with no limits or preconditions on his part. Completed in December 2015, UNBOUND: A★InstaMiniSeries takes the audience on a journey of evocative images inspired by the moods suggested in the album’s music, lyrics and artwork. Each episode of the series is sure to capture the imaginations of all who experience it and will undoubtedly lead to endless speculation and discussion of meaning, metaphor and intention. We are honored to have had this opportunity and hope you’ll join our 16 episode series, premiering February 25th. New episode every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Executive Producer: @InstaMiniSeries Director: @nikkiborges Music: @davidbowie Writer: @carolynncecilia Co-Producer: @lawrenceperyer Director of Photography: @joshuasterlingbragg Line Producer: @delaVega Associate Producers: @amandadelanuez @itscecfernandez Production Designer: @LezGolden Costume Designer: @Bodilicious Hair / Make Up Artist: @missy_mua Miss Clarkson’s Make Up Artist: Angie Elizalde 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 Protagonist: @tavitulle Lounge singer: Patricia Clarkson The Dancer: @rysak Woman at the Train: @Jayknowlest Young Boy: Jonah Herman Man in the alley: @Qdb_omg Woman in the red dress: @nikkiborges Drummer: Owen Riley-Duffy Older woman: Ching Valdes Anan Piano Player: @katiemorrmidd Dancer #2: @maks_wel18 Dancer #3: @katiemattar Dancer #4: @fulloutfarrish Dancer #5: @_ious Dancer #6: @felixs_journey Arm of man: @delaVega Woman in the audience: @amandadelanuez

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