BRAND: The Film

Russell Brand To Be The Subject Of Feature-Length Documentary ‘Brand’ Examining His Spiritual Journey To Present

Russell Brand will be the subject of a brand new, feature-length documentary, with a working title of ‘Brand’ (disappointingly not ‘My Documentary Wocumentary’… yet).

The comedian, author and increasingly energetic political activist has granted the film company complete access to his personal and professional life, which they have been following for the past five years, and the producers estimate the film will be ready by early next year.

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Russell Brand has become increasingly politicised over the past few years

This feature documentary film promises to follow his spiritual and biographical journey from comedian turned film star, and husband of pop star, to his present incarnation, following his realisation that he had, in Russell’s own words, “embraced the superficial and doped up times in which we live, only to find it was an empty proposition”.

In the film, we will see Brand travelling far and wide, meeting with a wide and fascinating range of people- from Mike Tyson, Pink, 50 Cent, Noel Gallagher, to American Marines, orphans in Kenya, socialists in London. and inmates on death row – culminating in the evolution of his ‘Messiah Complex’ tour and book challenging his fans to stage a non-violent revolution.

Award-winning filmmaker Ondi Timoner has already debuted a short film ‘Russell Brand’s The Bird’ about the polemicist, whose most recent public battle has been with US station Fox News over its depiction of events in Gaza.

In the shorter piece, cameras follow Russell as he visits Twitter HQ in San Francisco, and then hears the comedian’s thoughts on the role of social media in our lives.

The film makers have decided to be innovative in their distribution of the feature-length project, by offering it for early screenings of exclusive clips and extras to those who pre-order it early. Click here for more info.

Russell Brand on Corporate Power in Media & Who Is Really Being Served

Russell Brand (now on The Trews) is well known for his comedy and acting, but also his commentary and analysis of main stream media and the faults therein. Today, he talks to Cenk Uygur about the the unbelievable corporate bias in news, our modern political landscape, and how we can fix and cope with both cultures. How does Ferguson coverage show us how pundits like Bill O’Reilly and others have failed the American public? When did news conform to the status quo and maintaining the agenda of the powerful, rather than serving the public? How do those of us without billions of dollars at our disposal cope with the world as it is? And how does the role of celebrity ironically play into this?

Russell and Cenk have a frank discussion on these topics and the toxic relationships between politics, mainstream media, and power, and how money is the corrupting link between them all.