Veteran music documentarian Julien Temple (photo) has wrapped his latest feature documentary Children Of The Revolution in Rio de Janeiro. The film is produced by Mike Downey and Sam Taylor for London-based Film and Music Entertainment (F&ME) and is funded by the BBC, Arte, WDR, Filmstiftung NRW, German distributor Rapid Eye Movies and City of Rio funding entity, Sergio Sa Leitão's RioFilmes. Associate producer is Brazil veteran Christopher Pickard.
Temple says, “Since visiting Rio with the Sex Pistols for The Great Rock and Roll Swindle in the late 70s and with Mick Jagger in the 1980s, I've wanted to return to make a film about the city and its music and now, as it takes its rightful place again on the world stage, the time has come. Rio is an exciting and challenging prospect for any filmmaker. Visually the city is a gift, and through its music, and the people who make it, the soul of the city can be exposed.”
F&ME's Sam Taylor said, “Julien's documentary films are not only award winning features destined for the big screen, they also sell well in the international markets. London: The Modern Babylon, which is the most comparable of Julien's films to the Rio project has done great business to date, and we are fortunate enough to have the same international sales agent.”
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