George Michael is putting the finishing touches to his exciting new feature documentary Freedom, an amazing and engaging film which covers an eventful five year period in the Greek Cypriot superstar’s life.
This period saw a complete change where he was able to grow as an artist and finally take full control of his life as well as his career. He fell in love for the first time, which sadly ended in tragedy. It also follows the gripping story of the making of George Michael’s Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1 and the infamous battle with his record company which followed ending up in the high court where George challenges the standard recording contract.
Freedom: George Michael is being produced by Sony Music Entertainment UK limited. The film is narrated by George himself, giving viewers his own personal account of this dramatic period in his life.
He has discovered some incredible, unseen archive footage and is shooting additional interviews for the project.
The feature documentary will include the original five supermodels from film director David Fincher’s Freedom! ’90 video, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Tatjana Patitz and Linda Evangelista who will be coming together for the first time to talk about the experience and celebrate the iconic music video.
The film will also feature famous fans of George and the album: Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Ricky Gervais, Mark Ronson, Liam Gallagher, Mary J Blige, Jean Paul Gaultier, Tony Bennett and James Corden.
It will be a very personal documentary revealing how the boy from north London became one of the most influential recording artists of all time and helped to re-write the rules of the music industry.
The success of his first solo album Faith resulted in him becoming one of the few artists who could shift millions of albums worldwide. This was a dream scenario for the label but he had different plans. This resulted in a difference in opinion between him and the label over how the follow-up album Listen Without Prejudice was promoted.
To coincide with the documantary’s broadcast in early 2017, Sony Music will be re-releasing George’s iconic album, Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1. This was the singer’s second solo album, but the first where he has said he felt fully in control artistically.
It promises to be a real treat for fans!