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Cameron Crowe to produce David Crosby film for BMG

By | Published on Wednesday 4 April 2018

A.J. Eaton, David Crosby, Cameron Crowe

BMG has done a deal with filmmaker Cameron Crowe’s Vinyl Films to produce a documentary about David Crosby (as in neither Stills nor Nash). The film will be directed by AJ Eaton, with the music company financing the project and acting as executive producer.

Eaton has already been following Crosby for five years as the musician worked on a trio of new albums, including last year’s BMG-released ‘Sky Trails’. Crowe has also conducted a number of interviews with Crosby covering his 50 year career, during which he has worked solo and as a member of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash.

Cameron, of course, has a long association with music, having worked as a music journalist as well as making fiction and non-fiction music films, such as ‘Almost Famous’ and ‘Pearl Jam 20’.

“It’s just such a compelling story”, says Crowe of the Crosby project. “David Crosby has been near the forefront of music and social change for the last four decades. Now 76, he’s forging a new path by seeking out younger musicians and trying to make a mark in a world now so different from the generation he came to define in the 60s. It’s a raw and moving portrait, rough edges and all. We’re also so proud of the work being done by our wonderful director AJ Eaton who’s been filming Croz for the last several years”.

BMG SVP Justus Haerder has been leading a push towards film and television content for the company since 2014. BMG’s first music film, Joan Jett documentary ‘Bad Reputation’, was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

A number of other documentaries are currently in production, including films about T Rex and Trojan Records. However, the Crowe deal makes the Crosby production BMG’s most high profile film project to date.

“Cameron is the perfect complement to Crosby, AJ, and our entire team”, says Haerder. “There’s an incredible story to be told here and we are THRILLED to have him on board helping bring such an insightful film to life”.