The Prodigy and Pulse Films announce first ever feature-length documentary on the band

By February 10, 2021 Culture, News

Content studio Pulse Films has today announced it will produce the first ever feature-length music documentary on The Prodigy provisionally entitled ‘THE PRODIGY’.


Directed by multi-Grammy nominated Paul Dugdale and written alongside Sam Bridger, the film tells the raw, uncompromising and emotional story of a gang of young outlaws from Essex who came together in the vortex of the late 80s UK rave scene. Creating a band that set out on an unapologetic, anarchic and single-minded mission; being the twisted voice of the rave generation. Then, The Prodigy did the unthinkable; they broke into the USA album charts at number 1 and became the face of electronic music for the MTV generation overnight. They quickly started to tear up radio waves and live stages in countries all over the world.

Success, worldwide fame, fortune, addiction, fighting and chaos almost tore them apart, but The Prodigy never stopped dragging mainstream culture into their underworld and raising a global army of warrior fans that have stayed with them at every turn.  Their friendship, perseverance and integrity kept them going until Keith Flint’s tragic passing in March 2019.

Combining archive, animation and first-hand testimony from the key members of The Prodigy, the film will throw viewers headfirst into the full throttle, dangerous, dramatic and ultimately moving story of the most important electronic band of all time.

Pulse Films’ Thomas Benski, Marisa Clifford and Sam Bridger will produce with Liam Howlett, Maxim and band co-manager John Fairs in the role of executive producer for ‘The Prodigy’.

Multi-Grammy nominated Dugdale has directed documentaries and concert films for some of the world’s biggest artists including, Adele, The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Ed Sheehan, The Prodigy and Paul McCartney.

The Prodigy’s Liam Howlett and Maxim said:

“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 … ITS 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…THATS FUKIN WHAT!  THIS FILM WILL BE MADE WITH THE SAME INTEGRITY THAT OUR MUSIC IS – UNCOMPROMISING, RAW AND HONEST…

THIS ONE’S FOR KEEF!”

Director Paul Dugdale added: “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”

Sam Bridger, Head of Music Films at Pulse Films commented: “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.

Pulse Film is the studio behind culturally defining and award-winning music films including Beyoncé’s Emmy nominated and Peabody Award winning film LEMONADE, Nick Cave’s BAFTA nominated 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH, LCD Soundsystem’s SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS, London Film Festival hit RUDEBOY: THE STORY OF TROJAN RECORDS and 2020’s critically acclaimed SIMULATION THEORY for Muse.

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