An Essential Arts Entertainment, Whizz Kid Entertainment and Nitrate Film production, Ibiza – The Silent Movie is developed from an original idea by Whizz Kid Entertainment’s CEO Malcolm Gerrie.
The film reunites, acclaimed director, Julian Temple with Essential Arts Entertainment’s Richard Conway and Andrew Curtis (The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson, Habaneros) who produced the film. Gerrie and the BBC’s Jan Younghusband were executive producers. Music for the film is curated by FatBoy Slim.
Ibiza: The Silent Movie is a 90-minute feature film that drills into the soul of this extraordinary, magical Island and releases the story of 3,000 years of Ibizan history. Julien Temple’s iconic trademark style sends its audience on the ultimate, emotionally exhilarating and ground-breaking time-travel ride through the psyche of this jewel of the Mediterranean.
It is a story of extremes and the fight for the very soul of the White Island. A story of sensuality, hedonism, spirituality, ancient ways of life and new ways of living. An island, despite wave after wave of brutal occupation, whose free spirit of tolerance and acceptance of others has somehow managed to survive, absorbing, welcoming and sheltering people and cultures from around the Mediterranean and the world beyond. Ibiza’s bohemian heart now faces its strongest challenge yet: to continue to beat strongly in the face of the ever-growing annual invasion of wealthy socialites and the gentrification of the island in the name of progress.
To match the unique nature of the island itself, the film breaks new ground by delivering the first culture movie for audiences to dance to. The visual feast of original footage and archive, delivered silently with animation, graphics and text to enhance the narrative, combines with a pulsating non-stop soundtrack mixed by some of the world’s top DJs, enabling audiences to immerse themselves both physically and emotionally in the experience.