Above & Beyond announce music documentary for 2018
Over their four critically acclaimed studio albums Above & Beyond have captured the hearts of the electronic world through their deep and endless love for music. The iconic trio were the first British DJs to sell out Madison Square Gardens and the Forum in Los Angeles to one of the most passionate and dedicated fanbases in the world. And where famed for their impeccable club mixes which have resonated with the dance generation, the artist’s songs and lyrics have been sung back to them across the worlds biggest stages.
Back in 2016, Grammy nominees Tony McGuinness, Jono Grant, and Paavo Siljamäki risked it all to go acoustic and leave the electronic world behind them. Now having just announced a deal for all rights including a global theatrical rollout, Above & Beyond have partnered with the go-to theatrical distributor of music films Abramorama to present Above & Beyond Acoustic – Giving Up The Day Job. The concert documentary about the award-winning electronic act follows the group’s unlikely journey from the DJ booth to the Hollywood Bowl. Above & Beyond said:
“The acoustic project was a huge undertaking for us but the end result was massively rewarding. We look forward to collaborating with Abramorama on the release of the film and sharing our acoustic experience with fans around the world.”
The film is directed by multi-Grammy nominated London filmmaker Paul Dugdale and award-winning director Myles Desenberg. In the past, Paul has worked with the British trio directing their live concert – The Hollywood Bowl. Paul has also directed concert films for the worlds biggest artists including Coldplay, Adele, and The Rolling Stones. Myles has worked closely with Above & Beyond documenting their journey since 2010. Giving Up The Day Job is set to be Myles’ debut feature.
Abramorama has emerged as one of the most recognised distributors for music-driven documentaries having worked with the likes of Green Day, The Beatles, and Pearl Jam to name a few. Over the course of 15 years, the innovators continue to pave exciting new pathways for filmmakers to find their audiences. CCO and EVP of Abramorama Karol Martesko-Fenster commented:
“We are thrilled to be working with Above & Beyond to bring Paul Dugdale and Myles Desenberg’s superb feature documentary to their huge global fanbase. The band’s highly coveted sold-out show at Hollywood Bowl jumps to life on the big screen.”
Above & Beyond Acoustic – Giving Up The Day Job will be released at the beginning of 2018 in conjunction with Above & beyond’s US tour. The film will roll out around the world in the months to follow. The British trio’s hugely anticipated latest electronic album ‘Common Ground’ is set to drop in the first quarter of next year as well. Keep a lookout at the start of the new year when the documentary is set to drop.