Global producer and distributor Fremantle has partnered with the award-winning production company, Spring Films, to take the international distribution rights to a new feature documentary Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R. Stevie Moore. The fascinating 1 x 90’ documentary will have its world premiere at the upcoming Sheffield Doc Festival and Fremantle is now selling it worldwide.
Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R. Stevie Moore delves into the crazy and chaotic life of the underground music legend and self-proclaimed recluse, R Stevie Moore, who has recorded over 400 albums in his bedroom. Hailed as the greatest unknown musical genius of modern times, R. Stevie Moore has influenced a generation of musicians including, the lead guitarist of The Strokes, Albert Hammond Jr., American multi-instrumentalist, Ariel Pink, MGMT’s James Richardson and the lead singer of The Charlatans, Tim Burgess. Rolling Stone also praised Moore for producing “one of the most significant indie albums of all time”.
Now in his 60s, the zeitgeist of DIY music and cassette culture has finally caught up with his talent. R. Stevie Moore is receiving worldwide recognition and a growing cult of followers as the film follows his first ever global tour. Broke and in ill-health, it’s the last chance to celebrate the talent and influence of R. Stevie Moore within his own lifetime. The greatest ‘unknown’ virtuoso since Sugarman has been unveiled.
“Spring Films are renowned for their ability to tell captivating stories, so we’ve no doubt their portrayal of the legendary R. Stevie Moore will capture audiences around the world,” said Angela Neillis, Senior Vice President, Non-scripted Content, International, Fremantle.
“R. Stevie Moore is one of the greatest unsung musicians of the 20th Century and unlike any other artist in the industry. The film has been chosen to launch at the upcoming Sheffield Doc Festival, which is a huge testament to not only the quality of the show, but also R Stevie Moore’s unique story and musical legacy.”
Executive Producer, Figs Jackman said, “It’s a massive thrill to be able to bring to the world R. Stevie Moore’s unique story and incredible talent.”
Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R Stevie Moore is a Spring Films production in association with Onsight. The documentary is written and directed by Imogen Putler & Monika Baran. Fremantle will handle the global distribution rights for the documentary.