A brand new Venice-bound documentary on singer Leonard Cohen will likely be shopped internationally by doc specialists Dogwoof.
Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine’s newest function “Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Music” is govt produced by Oscar winner Morgan Neville and Jonathan Dana, a long-time collaborator of administrators Geller and Goldfine (“The Galapagos Affair: Devil Got here to Eden”). The movie explores the poet and singer-songwriter’s life by way of the lens of what’s arguably his most well-known work, the hymn “Hallelujah,” which has been lined numerous occasions by different artists through the years.
“Hallelujah” will world premiere Out of Competitors on the Venice Movie Competition on Sept. 2.
“With Leonard Cohen’s worldwide status and ‘Hallelujah’s’ standing as one of the vital acknowledged and lined songs from any artist, Dogwoof’s skills as a worldwide accomplice create an ideal match for representing our documentary. We’re delighted to work with their wonderful staff,” mentioned Geller and Goldfine, who each directed and produced the function.
Anna Godas, CEO of Dogwoof, added: “Everybody has their favorite model of Hallelujah, whether or not Jeff Buckley, John Cale, kd lang, Brandi Carlile, or Leonard Cohen’s authentic, this hymn transcends genres and generations. Within the deft fingers of Dan and Dayna — utilizing an unbelievable quantity of never-before-seen archive and private notes from Leonard’s life — we’ve got an actual exploration of the genius of Leonard Cohen and the magic of his phrases.”
Authorised for manufacturing by Cohen simply earlier than his eightieth birthday in 2014 (the artist died in 2016), the movie presents a “deep exploration” of “Hallelujah” from its origins and its poor preliminary reception, to its resurrection and affect on different artists, who’ve helped it to grow to be one of the vital acknowledged and lionized songs of all time.
The doc options interviews with Rufus Wainwright, Brandi Carlile, Judy Collins, Regina Spektor, Amanda Palmer and Eric Church, amongst others, who’ve all recorded and carried out their very own variations of the music. Different interviewees embody Cohen’s long-time inventive collaborator Sharon Robinson, John Lissauer, producer and arranger of the unique model of “Hallelujah,” file trade legend Clive Davis, and Larry “Ratso” Sloman, writer, ex-Rolling Stone reporter and long-time interviewer of Cohen who shares never-before-heard, unedited tapes of interviews he recorded with the singer between 1974 and 2005.
As well as, the Leonard Cohen Household Belief has made accessible to the filmmakers beforehand unseen private notebooks, journals and images, efficiency footage and intensely uncommon audio recordings and interviews.
The deal was negotiated between Dogwoof’s Godas and Paul Mayersohn of Surpin, Mayersohn & Coghill LLP on behalf of the filmmakers.
The movie was edited by Goldfine, with Invoice Weber and Geller. It was govt produced by Dana, Neville, Michael Drews and Robin Sagon. Alan Mild was consulting producer with Celeste Schaefer Snyder. John Lissauer offered an authentic rating; Hal Willner was music producer; and Rachel Fox offered music supervision.
The documentary was impressed by the guide “The Holy or the Damaged: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley & the Unlikely Ascent of Hallelujah” by Alan Mild.
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