Russell Brand to star in own documentary
RUSSELL Brand is to the star of his own documentary 'BRAND The Film'.
The comedian-and-actor granted a film company access to his work and personal life for the past five years and now the footage is being turned into a feature-length film.
The documentary is currently in post-production and is due out next year and will focus on Brand's "spiritual and biographical" journey from comedian to film star and to his current status as a budding political activist culminating in his 'Messiah Complex' show.
His marriage to pop star Katy Perry in October 2010 and subsequent split in December 2011 is set to feature prominently.
A synopsis for the documentary posted on the website brandthefilm.com reads: "Every day of our lives, from the minute we can be marketed to, the myth that becoming famous will make our lives complete, or consuming a certain something will be the answer, is chucked down our throats. Yet, the reality is that the medium ain't the message. You become famous for what you do, and therefore it's what you do that matters. This crucial element is overlooked entirely by whole generations of drones who worship at the wrong altar.
"Russell Brand is a troubled visionary who embraced the superficial and doped up times in which we live, only to find it was an empty proposition. He started a search for meaning, which lead him to dig out his heroes: Gandhi, Malcolm X, Jesus and Ché Guevara - to look at why they did what they did, how they did what they did, and in what ways he might be a little bit like them. He starts writing about them: They are all willing to die for what they believe in, all immortal and timeless due to their singular and unwavering dedication to their cause. This becomes the 'Messiah Complex' show."
A short film entitled 'Russell Brand's The Bird' - made by filmmaker Ondi Timoner - is available and focuses on his recent battle FOX News about the channel's reporting of the war in Gaza.