UK’s premiere electro-punks, The Prodigy have announced they are working on their first-ever feature-length documentary, with director Paul Dugdale at the helm. Dugdale has previously led documentaries on the Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Paul McCartney and more.
The film – currently titled The Prodigy – will trace the band's origins back to the late 80s, when they first came together with the goal of “being the twisted voice of the rave generation." Hitting the mark in spades, The Prodigy more or less fueled 90s rave culture with massive singles like “Firestarter” and “Smack My Bitch Up.”
The Prodigy | “Firestarter”
In 2019, Prodigy frontman, Keith Flint sadly committed suicide at the age of 49. The band’s surviving members, Liam Howlett and Maxim, have dedicated the upcoming film to his memory.
“After the devastating passing of our brother Keef in 2019, the time feels right for us to tell the story of our band, all of it, the whole 9,” they said in a statement (via Pitchfork); describing the film as a “chaotic and troubled journey of our gang, our band, the people’s band, The Prodigy.”
“….Or simply … a story of brothers on a mission to make noise. To ignite the people’s souls and blow up sound systems worldwide… that’s fuckin what! This film will be made with the same integrity that our music is … uncompromising, raw and honest.”
Concluding with, “This one’s for Keef!”
The Prodigy documentary is produced by Pulse Films, and see's band members Howlett and Maxim, plus band co-manager John Fairs in the role of executive producers.
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