Daft Punk Documentary Announced
A documentary has been announced to feature the life and process of the legendary electronic music duo, Daft Punk. These helmet-clad superstars are slated to hit the small screen in 2015 in a feature about the infamous men-behind-the-masks. The doc was commissioned by French premium pay channel Canal Plus, and is being produced by BBC Worldwide Production France. It is rumored to be a one-hour look into Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo’s work under their collective pseudonym, Daft Punk.
Daft Punk has seen a dynamic career stretched over several decades, reaching significant success by the late 1990’s in the French house music scene. Since then, their fame has ebbed and flowed, and they have amassed a dedicated and exuberant fan base in the process. Just last year, they burst back onto the mainstream scene with their release of Random Access Memories, an album that has sold millions of copies worldwide.
Despite their global recognition, their combined sales of twelve million albums and their six Grammy wins, little else is known about the men behind the masks. In a much-anticipated fashion, this documentary is said to explore the people behind Daft Punk, and as Variety notes, will “chronicle the rise and artistic world of the two award-winning DJ’s.”
The documentary was written and directed by French filmmaker Herve Martin-Delpierre and co-written by Marina Rozeman. It is the first independent film about this group, whose only other foray into film was in 2003, when they produced an animated film called Interstellar 5555. Needless to say, this piece will be a little different…