David Bowie’s ‘Blackstar’ Will Be Transformed into an ‘InstaMiniSeries’
David Bowie’s final album Blackstar will be transformed into an online mini-series featuring 15-second episodes.
Prior to his passing at the beginning of the year, Bowie granted Instagram permission to use his then-forthcoming album Blackstar as inspiration for an “InstaMiniSeries,” the social network’s channel for super-short video series comprised of 15-second episodes. UNBOUND: A ★ InstaMiniSeries will star Rookie founder Tavi Gevinson and actress Patricia Clarkson, and it will debut this Thursday (Feb. 25) at 8PM EST. The series will span 16 episodes. Following its premiere, new episodes will arrive every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
UNBOUND‘s credits include director Nikki Borges, writer Carolynn Cecilia and co-producer Lawrence Peryer. A press release describes the series as taking the audience on “a journey of evocative images inspired by the moods suggested in the album’s music, lyrics and artwork.”
“In light of recent events, this project has taken on new significance for all of us — cast and crew,” Peryer said. “We are very happy to be bringing a new creative work to David’s fan[s] worldwide at a time when a focus on his music and art is much-needed.”
Watch the eerie UNBOUND trailer below:
"UNBOUND: A ★ InstaMiniSeries” In the Fall of 2015, David Bowie gave us unique pre-release access to the music from ★ (pronounced ‘Blackstar’), his 28th studio album, allowing us to create our own visual interpretations of his songs, with no limits or preconditions on his part. Completed in December 2015, UNBOUND: A★InstaMiniSeries takes the audience on a journey of evocative images inspired by the moods suggested in the album’s music, lyrics and artwork. Each episode of the series is sure to capture the imaginations of all who experience it and will undoubtedly lead to endless speculation and discussion of meaning, metaphor and intention. We are honored to have had this opportunity and hope you'll join our 16 episode series, premiering February 25th. New episode every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Executive Producer: @InstaMiniSeries Director: @nikkiborges Music: @davidbowie Writer: @carolynncecilia Co-Producer: @lawrenceperyer Director of Photography: @joshuasterlingbragg Line Producer: @delaVega Associate Producers: @amandadelanuez @itscecfernandez Production Designer: @LezGolden Costume Designer: @Bodilicious Hair / Make Up Artist: @missy_mua Miss Clarkson’s Make Up Artist: Angie Elizalde VFX Production House: @heym1ster Dance Choreographer: @ofbonesdance, @hollyebynum Stunt Coordinator: @stuntmanpete Wire Rigger: @stuntworks Stunt Woman: @hellskitten29 Behind The Scenes: @a_madd Production Assistant: @clemencyforclem Special Thanks: @instalucas Protagonist: @tavitulle Lounge singer: Patricia Clarkson The Dancer: @rysak Woman at the Train: @Jayknowlest Young Boy: Jonah Herman Man in the alley: @Qdb_omg Woman in the red dress: @nikkiborges Drummer: Owen Riley-Duffy Older woman: Ching Valdes Anan Piano Player: @katiemorrmidd Dancer #2: @maks_wel18 Dancer #3: @katiemattar Dancer #4: @fulloutfarrish Dancer #5: @_ious Dancer #6: @felixs_journey Arm of man: @delaVega Woman in the audience: @amandadelanuez