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Global producer and distributor Fremantle has partnered production company Spring Films to take the international distribution rights to a new feature documentary Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R. Stevie Moore.

thurstonmoore 13May2019The 1 x 90’ documentary looks into the life of underground music legend and self-proclaimed recluse, R Stevie Moore, who has recorded over 400 albums in his bedroom. Hailed as the greatest unknown musical genius of modern times, R. Stevie Moore has influenced a generation of musicians including, the lead guitarist of The Strokes, Albert Hammond Jr., American multi-instrumentalist, Ariel Pink, MGMT’s James Richardson and the lead singer of The Charlatans, Tim Burgess. Rolling Stone also praised Moore for producing what it called one of the most significant indie albums of all time.

“Spring Films is renowned for its ability to tell captivating stories, so we’ve no doubt their portrayal of the legendary R Stevie Moore will capture audiences around the world,” commented Angela Neillis, senior vice president, non-scripted content, international, Fremantle.

“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.”

Executive producer Figs Jackman added: “It’s a massive thrill to be able to bring to the world R Stevie Moore’s unique story and incredible talent.”

Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R Stevie Moore is a Spring Films production in association with Onsight. The documentary was written and directed by Imogen Putler and Monika Baran.