Julien Temple to direct groundbreaking
‘Ibiza – The Silent Movie’
Legendary music film director to document
the culture and history of Ibiza across the millennia
Unique multimedia project in production for cinema,Television and live audiences
(27th May 2016 – Ibiza / London) Leading entertainment content production companies, Whizz Kid
Entertainment, Essential Arts Entertainment and Nitrate Film, today announce a ground breaking multi media
feature length project, ‘Ibiza – The Silent Movie’, that sees pioneering music film director Julien Temple
(‘Glastonbury’, ‘The Filth and the Fury’, ‘London, The Modern Babylon’) interpret thousands of years in the
history and culture of the white island.
This genre-busting project based around a feature length documentary film set for release in 2017 will provide
a compelling audiovisual journey into Ibiza’s bohemian soul, captured in Julien’s iconic style.
The film’s research and production team are travelling the island, documenting its residents and globally
renowned club scene to capture Ibiza’s timeless essence of spirituality, self-expression, multi-cultural
acceptance, sensuality and the search for hedonism.
‘Ibiza – The Silent Movie’ will feature original footage currently being shot on location combined with previously
unseen archive material immersed in music from and inspired by Ibiza and its residents.
Key partners already in advanced negotiations with the production include a terrestrial UK broadcaster and a
major international music label. A special announcement of the project’s musical collaborators for the
soundtrack will follow imminently.
In parallel with a cinematic release, the film and its soundtrack are designed to be enjoyed at live music events,
festivals and clubs across the globe.
It is the first film you can dance to.
The production team behind ‘Ibiza – The Silent Movie’ comprises some of the most renowned and respected
executives from the music and film & TV industries.
Executive producers are Whizz Kid Entertainment’s CEO Malcolm Gerrie – on whose original idea the film is
based – and agent David Levy.
Essential Arts Entertainment’s Richard Conway and Andrew Curtis, frequent collaborators with Julien Temple
and producers of ‘The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson’ and ‘Havana’, will produce.
Julien says of the project “”I am totally buzzed about telling the story of the many different Ibizas that have
managed to coexist over the last 2000 years and look forward to giving birth to a magical film about a magical
Whizz Kid Entertainment CEO and Executive Producer of the project, Malcolm Gerrie says “It’s long been my
dream to tell the real story of this magical island and I can’t think of a better person to realise that vision than
Julien Temple. Julien has a really special talent for capturing “the spirit of place” as proven in his stunning
portrayals of Glastonbury, Detroit, Rio and London. The story of Ibiza is the stuff of fiction and marrying over
two thousand years of colourful history with a soundtrack to kill for is a dream come true”.
About Whizz Kid Entertainment
Whizz Kid Entertainment, is an independent content production company founded by CEO Malcolm Gerrie in
2006. Headquartered in London the business produces a wide variety of high-quality programmes specialising
in formatted entertainment, live events, music, digital and arts programming.
Production highlights include: ‘Let’s Dance for Comic/Sport Relief ‘(BBC1), the ‘EE British Academy Film
Awards’ (BBC1, BBC2 and BBC3), ‘Camp Bestival’ and ‘Bestival 3D’ (Sky Arts / Sky 3D), ‘The Turner Prize’ for
Channel 4, ‘The Nokia Green Room’ (Channel 4), ‘U2 360 at the Rose Bowl’ (Sky One/ YouTube), ‘Stand Up
To Cancer’ (Channel 4), ‘George Michael the Road to Wembley’ (Channel 4), ‘Elton 60 – Live at Madison
Square Garden’ (ITV1/ITV2), Dancing Through the Blitz: Blackpool’s Big Band Story’ (BBC2), ‘Lip Sync Battle’
for Channel 5, ‘Julie Walters A Life on Screen’ and ‘Stephen Fry: A Life on Screen’ (a co-production with
BAFTA Productions) for BBC Two. The chairman of Whizz Kid Entertainment is Patrick McKenna and MD is
Lisa Chapman. Ingenious Group is a shareholder in Whizz Kid Entertainment. https://www.whizzkid.tv/
About Essential Arts Entertainment
Essential Arts was set up two years ago by three leading music, film and television industry figures with over
80 years of experience, Producer Richard Conway, Music Executive Jim Gottlieb and Director Julien Temple
with the intention of sourcing, developing and producing music based projects for Film, Television and multimedia
platform release involving unique artists of integrity, authenticity and passion and subjects of substance,
depth and meaning whose appeal is commercial, cultural and timeless. Previous projects include the critically
acclaimed The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson, Julien Temple’s “untitled Havana project” currently in final stages of
post production and now in active preproduction, the Julien Temple’s “Ibiza – The Silent Movie”.
About Nitrate Film
Nitrate Film is Julien’s own production company that for many years has produced and directed both fiction
and non-fiction releases winning critical and multiple awards along the way. Films include The Great Rock and
Roll Swindle, The Filth and the Fury, The Future is Unwritten, Glastonbury, London The Modern Babylon and
the Grierson award winning Requiem For Detroit?.
For further information on Julien Temple’s Ibiza project
please contact Richard Conway: firstname.lastname@example.org