For No Good Reason
Ralph Steadman and Johnny Depp in the artist's studio
Ralph Steadman working with Richard E Grant
‘For No Good Reason’ is a visually stunning unique biographical film about artist and cartoonist Ralph Steadman. Johnny Depp is a friend and thought-provoking observer of Ralph’s art, who inspires insight as the film unfolds and in the finest Gonzo tradition questions of witness and authenticity are constantly challenged, as the film smashes narrative conventions, moving seamlessly from interview to animation and soundscape.
We observe Steadman over fifteen years as he creates a wealth of art. For the first time his art is animated, including illustrations from Hunter S Thompson’s ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’.
Unseen intimate footage of Hunter S Thompson, much of it filmed by Ralph himself, reveals their deep life-long friendship and true working relationship.
Featuring Richard E Grant, Terry Gilliam, Bruce Robinson and with music from Slash, The All American Rejects, Jason Mraz, Crystal Castles, Ed Hardcourt and Beth Orton.
A touching and at times funny film about honesty, friendship and the ambition driving an artist, this is a true record of the demise of 20th Century counterculture and hipster dream with Ralph Steadman the last of the Gonzo visionaries. http://www.fornogoodreasonmovie.com
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 86 mins
- 35mm, HD,16mm, Super 8
- Charlie Paul 1st Feature
- Lucy Paul
- Executive Producer
- Lucy Paul
- Joby Gee
- Director of Photography
- Charlie Paul, Spike Geilinger
- George Foulgham
- Sacha Skarbek
- Principal Cast
- Ralph Steadman, Johnny Depp, Jann Wenner, Terry Gilliam, Bruce Robinson
- Slash, Jason Mraz, The All American Rejects, Crystal Castles, Ed Hardcourt, Beth Orton
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Last updated 6th January 2012