Kreutzmann’s father was Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann.
RadicalMedia, the company behind Prince HarryAccording to a release obtained by Granthshala Business, “The Me You Can See,” Disney+’s “Hamilton” and more, will also produce the flick. They will also partner with Red Light Management.
The film will be directed by Justin Kretzmann, son of Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kretzmann. The filmmaker has scrutinized Garcia and his colleagues before producing the 2017 doc “Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead,” which follows the decades-long career of the Grateful Dead.
“Opening the personal archives of Jerry Garcia for the first time, the documentary will be an intimate look and definitive story of man, father, artist, husband, musician, friend and co-founder of the Grateful Dead.” Read the release. “Through this very personal portrait, Kretzmann shares rare-never-heard interviews with Garcia and those closest to him, as well as never-before-seen footage he filmed with Garcia over the years.”
Kretzmann has experience making documentaries about music, most recently directing “The Doors: Break on Through – A Celebration of Ray Manzarek.” He has also directed several televised concerts and specials, including “On Tour: The Who’s Virtual Ticket,” “One More for the Fans! Celebrating the Songs and Music of Lynyrd Skynyrd” and “The Life and Songs of Emmylou Harris.”
Additionally, RadicalMedia recently endorsed the acclaimed Hulu documentary “Summer of Soul (…or When the Revolution Couldn’t Be Aired)”, directed by “Tonight Show” bandleader Questlove and featuring black music artists. The 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival was documented celebrating the occasion.
Garcia’s daughter Trixie said, “We are excited to move forward with this film dedicated to our father, Jerry Garcia, who he was and who inspired his dedication to music.” “Decades later and its impact is more powerful than ever.”
She continued: “Who better to light up Jerry Garcia’s musical journey who grew up right in the middle of the Grateful Dead scene? Jerry loved Justin like his own and we do too.”
Trixie said that along with her partners, she wanted to “pay a fitting tribute to the man who continues to inspire millions of fans around the world! Because music heals and we all just want a little more time with Jerry.”
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Kretzmann, whose father is now 75, recalled spending time with Garcia before the Grateful Dead show.
“It’s such an amazing honor that Trixie and the Garcia family have placed the same faith in me to tell Jerry’s story,” he said. “When people ask what I miss most about not being around him, I think it’s just missing Jerry, the person. People like him don’t come around very often.”
The filmmaker said it was his “dream to capture that feeling when you walked around with Jerry and listened to him play music. Many people have told the world what they thought of Jerry, but I Want to show what Jerry thought. The world.”
This isn’t the only project around Garcia to be announced recently as actor Jonah Hill Will play the music legend in an upcoming film directed by Martin Scorsese about the band.