[10/22/21 - 11:30 AM] YouTube Originals to Premiere Critically Acclaimed Documentary "Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers" November 11 on Tom Petty's YouTube Channel The uplifting 89-minute documentary was directed by award-winning filmmaker Mary Wharton and first debuted in March as an Official SXSW 2021 Selection, winning the festival's Audience Award.
[via press release from YouTube]
YOUTUBE ORIGINALS TO PREMIERE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DOCUMENTARY "TOM PETTY, SOMEWHERE YOU FEEL FREE: THE MAKING OF WILDFLOWERS" NOVEMBER 11 ON TOM PETTY'S YOUTUBE CHANNEL
(Credit: YouTube Originals)
LOS ANGELES, CA, OCTOBER 22, 2021 -- Today, YouTube Originals unveiled the official trailer for feature-length documentary, Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers, premiering for free globally on November 11 in full 4K resolution only on Tom Petty's YouTube Channel. The film offers a unique look into the creative mastery and turbulent personal life of the legendary rock star, capturing the period of 1993-1995 when Tom worked with legendary producer Rick Rubin for the first time and giving an unvarnished look at Petty that features never-before-seen footage drawn from a newly discovered archive of 16mm film, in addition to new interviews with album co-producer and Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell, Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench, and many more.
Watch the official trailer for Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers HERE.
The uplifting 89-minute documentary was directed by award-winning filmmaker Mary Wharton (Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President, Sam Cooke: Legend, Elvis Lives!, The Beatles Revolution) and first debuted in March as an Official SXSW 2021 Selection, winning the festival's Audience Award. The film went on to win Best Documentary Film at the Boulder Film Festival and received widespread critical acclaim throughout the film festival season. The picture digs deeper into 2020's critically acclaimed certified gold reissue, Wildflowers & All The Rest collection (Warner Records) which revealed the long anticipated second half of Tom's autobiographical masterpiece. Ahead of its November 11 worldwide release on YouTube, Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers will see its theatrical release on October 20 (Tom's birthday) for a one-night global celebration via Trafalgar Releasing, with encore screenings in select cinemas on October 21.
Produced by Peter Afterman with executive producers Dan Braun, Mary Wharton and Adria Petty and presented by Inaudible Films, Warner Music Entertainment (Warner Music Group's TV and Film division) and Warner Records, the documentary illuminates an artist at the height of his powers, providing an intimate and moving look at an enigmatic icon.
Susanne Daniels is Global Head of Original Content for YouTube. Alex Piper, Head of Unscripted for YouTube Originals, and Nicole Emanuele, Development Lead for YouTube Originals, will oversee the project for the global platform.
Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers joins a robust slate of music-focused YouTube Originals including hits like Noted: Alicia Keys The Untold Stories, Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil, Ice Cold: The Untold Story of Hip-Hop Jewelry, The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash, Coachella: 20 Years in the Desert, K-Pop Evolution, BRAVAS, Justin Bieber: Seasons, MALUMA: Lo Que Era, Lo Que Soy, Lo Que Seré and Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman Diaries.
About YouTube Originals:
YouTube Originals are award-winning series, specials and livestream events for YouTube's two billion active monthly users that entertain, inspire, connect, and educate audiences through authentic storytelling from YouTube creators, music artists and celebrities. By tapping into the platform's growing global community, fan engagement product capabilities, and innovative content, YouTube Originals amplify the most popular and unique aspects of YouTube. Fans can experience YouTube Originals content for free through the standard YouTube platform (ad-supported), or through a paid subscription to YouTube Premium, which adds ad-free, bonus/exclusive content, and early binge access to select programming. YouTube Originals are available in over 100 countries worldwide. Keep up with the latest YouTube news by visiting the global platform's official blog at https://blog.youtube/.
About Inaudible Films:
Inaudible Films is owned by multiple Grammy Award winning producer Peter Afterman. It has produced a variety of acclaimed films and documentaries including It Might Get Loud, Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown, Joan Jett: Bad Reputation, Trouble in Mind: Jerry Lee Lewis and the upcoming Curtis Mayfield documentary.
About Warner Music Entertainment:
Warner Music Entertainment (WME), the television and film division of Warner Music Group (WMG), is passionately devoted to music-driven storytelling through the creation, development, and acquisition of compelling original visual content. Since its inception in 2017, WME has produced a variety of acclaimed long-form television series, films, and documentaries, including David Byrne's 6x Emmy-nominated HBO special, American Utopia; National Geographic's 3x Emmy-nominated Genius: Aretha; the 3x Emmy-nominated Epix two-part docuseries, Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time; Hulu's Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan; and many others. With deep connections across the entertainment industry, WME also partners with leading production companies, such as Imagine Entertainment and Lightbox, to co-produce, co-develop, and co-finance various film and television projects, both long and short form.
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