Global producer and distributor Fremantle has partnered with London’s Spring Films to take the international distribution rights to their upcoming doc Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R. Stevie Moore.
The 90-minute film recounts the life of underground music legend and self-proclaimed recluse R. Stevie Moore (pictured), who has recorded more than 400 albums in his bedroom. Moore has been cited as an influence on The Strokes, Albert Hammond Jr., American multi-instrumentalist Ariel Pink, MGMT’s James Richardson and lead singer of The Charlatans Tim Burgess, and he has been praised in the pages of Rolling Stone for producing “one of the most significant indie albums of all time.”
The film catches up with Moore, now in his 60s, as his star begins to shine with worldwide recognition from a cult of followers.
Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R. Stevie Moore will have its world premiere at the upcoming Sheffield Doc/Fest in June.
The doc is a Spring Films production in association with Onsight. It is written and directed by Imogen Putler and Monika Baran. Fremantle will handle the global distribution rights for the documentary.
“Spring Films are renowned for their ability to tell captivating stories, so we’ve no doubt their portrayal of the legendary R. Stevie Moore will capture audiences around the world,” said Angela Neillis, SVP of non-scripted content for international at Fremantle, in a statement. “R. Stevie Moore is one of the greatest unsung musicians of the 20th Century and unlike any other artist in the industry. The film has been chosen to launch at the upcoming Sheffield Doc Festival, which is a huge testament to not only the quality of the show, but also R. Stevie Moore’s unique story and musical legacy.”
“It’s a massive thrill to be able to bring to the world R. Stevie Moore’s unique story and incredible talent,” added EP Figs Jackman.