This is welcome news for fans of Neil Gaiman, comics, and wonderful storytelling. Sequart Research & Literacy Organization reports that Neil Gaiman will be the subject of its latest documentary, adding to an impressive roster. You may have already seen their documentaries on Grant Morrison and Warren Ellis. You can also look forward to documentaries on Image Comics and Chris Claremont’s run on X-Men.
Press release follows:
Sequart Research & Literacy Organization, in conjunction with Respect! Films, is honored and proud to announce that author Neil Gaiman will be the next subject in its expanding line of comics-centric documentaries.
In the tradition of Sequart’s Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods and Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts documentaries, the Neil Gaiman doc will be an all-access look at the scribe’s illustrious, media-spanning career, from his first foray into published writing all the way up to the current signing tour for his new novel, The Ocean at the End of the Lane. This unique profile will include footage from Neil’s performances with Amanda Palmer, lectures and readings from across the country, as well as extensive interviews with Neil and his fans, contemporaries, and closest collaborators.
The film will be directed by Patrick Meaney, produced by Jordan Rennert, and executive produced by Mike Phillips and Julian Darius. More details will roll out here at Sequart.org throughout the summer.
In addition to the Gaiman documentary, completion is just a few months away on two other Sequart documentary projects.
The Image Revolution, chronicling the founding and history of the world’s most successful independent comic book company, is extremely close to completion, and will be playing festivals this Fall. Check out the trailer here:
Comics in Focus: Chris Claremont’s X-Men is also nearly complete. The film reveals the behind-the-scenes story of Claremont’s landmark seventeen-year run on the title. It will be released in Fall 2013.
And check out our two previous films, Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods and Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts, available on Special Edition DVD, each with over two hours of bonus material (or for download).