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Bananaz

Synopsis

Bananaz takes you “behind the screens” on one of the great creative partnerships of our time. Following a late night conversation between Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn as they dissected our "pop idoled" culture in early 2000, the virtual band Gorillaz was born. With friend and film maker Ceri Levy they decided to document the process.

Levy started shooting immediately, following these two unlikely pioneers with his camera.

For the first time the virtual walls come down and the audience sees the true brain child of Hewlett and Albarn; the work that went into the drawings, the animation, the music and the voices. As one radio interviewer puts it; 'It's a parallel universe - these guys aren't in the band but they know the animated characters who are'.

Bananaz is the funny, riotous and compelling film which gives a never seen before account of the working relationship of Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. An inspiring, unsanitised, free-wheeling, rather puerile
comment on what can be done when creative minds meet in the spirit of collaboration.

Details

Year
2008
Type of film
Features
Running Time
92 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Ceri Levy
Producer
Jamie Hewlett, Damon Albarn
Co-Producer
Jamie Hewlett, Damon Albarn
Editor
Seb Monk
Director of Photography
Ceri Levy
Music
Gorillaz
Principal Cast
Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett, De La Soul, Dennis Hopper, Ibrahim Ferrer

Genre

Production Company

Head Film Ltd/Gorillaz/Bananaz Ltd

Sales
Company

HanWay Films
24 Hanway Street
London, W1T 1UH
UK

T: +44 (0)207 290 0767
F: +44 (0)207 290 0751

info@hanwayfilms.com
http://www.hanwayfilms.com