Before he died, David Bowie granted InstaMiniSeries, which creates episodic programs in the form of Instagram videos, early access to his swan song ? (Blackstar). Taking Bowie’s songs as inspiration, InstaMiniSeries developed UNBOUND: A ? InstaMiniSeries, designed to be a visual interpretation of the music. According to a press release, “UNBOUND: A ? InstaMiniSeries takes its audience on a journey of evocative images inspired by the moods suggested in the album’s music, lyrics and artwork. The series is propelled by a focus on this visual interpretation of the ? album as opposed to a literal, linear narrative.” Produced, written, and directed by Nikki Borges and Carolynn Cecilia, the series will have 16 episodes in total, with new episodes arriving every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The first episode, which stars Borges, Rookie Magazine founder Tavi Gevinson, and actress Patricia Clarkson, among others, premiered today; watch it below.
"UNBOUND” Episode One Executive Producer: @InstaMiniSeries Director: @nikkiborges Music: @davidbowie Writer: @carolynncecilia Co-Producer: @lawrenceperyer Director of Photography: @joshuasterlingbragg Line Producer: @delaVega Associate Producer: @amandadelanuez, @itscecifernandez Production Designer: @LezGolden Costume Designer: @Bodilicious Hair / Make Up Artist: @missy_mua Miss Clarkson’s MakeUp Artist: @angdidmyhair VFX Production House: @heym1ster Dance Choreographer: @ofbonesdance, @hollyebynum Stunt Coordinator: @stuntmanpete Wire Rigger: @stuntworks Stunt Woman: @hellskitten29 Behind The Scenes: @a_madd Production Assistant: @clemencyforclem Special Thanks: @instalucas Final Cut: #dechesermedia Editor: Mike Ragone Creative Consultant: Michael Decheser Starring: @tavitulle, @rysak, @nikkiborges, Ching Valdes Anan, @amandadelanuez, @Jayknowlest, Jonah Herman