The French Are Making a Daft Punk Documentary
But how deep into the proverbial helmet will it go?
A new French documentary on Daft Punk is underway. The one-hour film was announced at non-fiction conference Sunny Side, Variety reports, and will be a commissioned piece created by BBC Worldwide Production France for the French subscription channel Canal Plus (home to the incredible and equally enigmatic Les Revenants). It will air in 2015 and hopefully take viewers inside the proverbial helmet.
Specifically, the documentary will explore the popular rise and creative world of the award-winning producers — the mysterious Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter — over the last 20 years, from their formation in 1993 on through to 2013’s massive Random Access Memories. During those two decades, the duo has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide and won no fewer than six Grammys.
The project will be directed by Hervé Martin Delpierre and co-written by Marina Rozenman. Jean-Louis Blot, head of BBC Worldwide Productions France is producing it with Patrice Gellé, executive producer of BBC Worldwide Productions France’s documentary division.
According to Gellé, their documentary is the “first independent movie on the iconic group Daft Punk.” Of course we all remember their awesome 2003 animated film Interstella 5555, but it would probably be a stretch to call that a documentary. We haven’t heard much from the robots directly post-awards-season. Still, they keep popping up in funny places: Kim and Kanye’s Vogue cover, a Homestar Runner mashup , and Parks and Recreation to name a few.