Jim Morrison Documentary In The Works
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.15.2013
Based on his early life...
Deadline reports that Z-Machine has announced that production has started on a new documentary called Before the End: Jim Morrison Comes of Age. The film will focus on Morrison's life before he became a rock star through interviews with family and friends, many of whom are talking about him for the first time. There will also be never-before-seen home movies and photographs from his early years.
Here's a synopsis: Known [in]famously as the lead singer of The Doors, Morrison accomplished much in his brief life beyond music, including three self-published books of poetry and an experimental film. He received numerous accolades on his way to achieving fabled status, but over the last four decades, persistent rumors and myths have distorted the truth. When Morrison passed on in July 1971, he left a controversial legacy riddled with unanswered questions and misinterpretations. Before the End: Jim Morrison Comes of Age will shed new light on the artist's early life, and his mysterious death at age 27.
The documentary will speak with those who knew Morrison as a person, not a rock star, including his brother Andy Morrison, Florida State University roommate Bryan Gates, Morrison's UCLA film instructor Bill Adams, and Doors roadie Gareth Blyth, among others. There will also be interview footage with his sister, Anne Morrison-Chewning, his first serious girlfriends, Tandy Martin and Mary Werbelow, and friend Alain Ronay.
Z-Machine is run by Jeff and Jess Finn (Strange Septembers: The Hill Abduction and The Exeter Encounter).