Sky Arts tunes up New Order doc August 13, 2018
Two-hour film marks 40 years since Manchester band’s TV debut
The producer of Bafta-award winning Channel 4 series Grayson Perry: Who Are You? is to exec a feature-length film about the band New Order for Sky.
Caravan’s Managing Director Dinah Lord is to oversee New Order: Decades, a 120-minute film for Sky Arts.
Produced and directed by Mike Christie (Sir Alex Ferguson: Secrets of Success), the film marks 40 years since New Order’s first TV appearance and will air on 22 September.
Part concert and part documentary, it will follow the Mancunian band as they prepare to stage a performance of So It Goes, their collaboration with artist Liam Gillick and a 12-piece synthesiser orchestra for the Manchester International Festival 2017.
Caravan has secured access to the band, Gillick and art director Peter Saville.
The doc was ordered by Sky non-scripted commissioning editor Bill Hobbins who said it features “incredible” full-length New Order and Joy Division songs that “serve as a perfect cross-section of the musical journey the band have undertaken in their career over the last four decades.
Lord said: “New Order: Decades offers a rare chance to enter the band’s private world, understand the visual philosophy of their aesthetic and design and witness their collaborative, creative processes first hand.”