Geek god Neil Gaiman is to be the subject of the forthcoming documentary NEIL GAIMAN: DREAM DANGEROUSLY, coming out from Sequart in association with Respect Films from 7 July. They have just released (via EW.com) the first extended series of clips from the film, which chronicles the life and work of the writer.
Directed by Patrick Meaney and produced by Jordan Rennert, Patrick Meaney, Julian Darius, and Mike Phillips, the film offers viewers a fly-on-the-wall look at Neil on the road, interacting with fans and experiencing the struggles and joys of being an acclaimed public speaker and in-demand personality. At the same time, the film delves deeply into Neil’s writing process, exploring the childhood origins of his love of mythology, up to his struggles to keep his writing fresh after 25 years of successful storytelling. Amanda Palmer, George RR Martin, Grant Morrison, Bill Hader, Michael Sheen, Kirsten Vangsness, Lenny Henry, Will Wheaton and many more key figures in Neil’s creative and personal life.
Sequart have previously produced such terrific films as Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods, Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts and the Eisner Award-winning She Makes Comics. They have also released dozens of books on comics and pop culture.* You can pre-order the film from the link in the video.
*Disclaimer: Sequart Organization is publishing Richard Gray’s book Moving Target: The History and Evolution of Green Arrow, later this year. However, this trailer would have been posted here either way.