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A feature-length documentary on The Prodigy is in the works

11 February 2021, 10:28 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

A new feature-length documentary on The Prodigy, provisionally entitled THE PRODIGY, has been announced by Pulse Films.

Pulse Films will produce the first official documentary on The Prodigy alongside Liam Howlett, Maxim and band co-manager John Fairs.

THE PRODIGY will be directed by Paul Dugdale and written alongside Sam Bridger, and will follow The Prodigy's journey from Essex in the late '80s to topping the US album charts using a variety of archive footage, animation and interviews with members of The Prodigy.

Director Dugdale says of the documentary, "The film will be as wild as the band. Dark at times, strong changes of pace, it will be a visual assault too, stylistically striking, contemporary and challenging. We want the viewers to leave the cinema like they’ve just stepped off a roller-coaster."

Maxim and Howlett say in a joint statement, "We are making a band documentary film…so fukin what?? After the devastating passing of our brother Keef in 2019, the time feels right for us to tell the story of our band, all of it, the whole 9 … It's a story of the chaotic and troubled journey of our gang, our band, the peoples band -- The Prodigy. Or simply -- a story of brothers on a mission to make noise…to ignite the peoples souls and blow-up sound systems worldwide…that's fukin what! This film will be made with the same integrity that our music is -- uncompromising, raw and honest…This one’s for Keef!"

Sam Bridger, the Head of Music Films at Pulse Films adds, "The Prodigy are the most iconic British electronic band of their generation, a group who single-handedly altered the course of popular music. Our ethos at Pulse Films in the music documentary space has always been to tell unique stories about iconic artists in new and disruptive ways. Partnering with The Prodigy and their long-time directing collaborator Paul Dugdale enables us to continue that tradition and create a film that reflects the heart, sheer imagination and danger of The Prodigy."

The Prodigy's upcoming documentary is yet to get a release date.
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