Abramorama, Involved Management, and Above & Beyond announced today the documentary Above & Beyond Acoustic: Giving Up the Day Job and the band’s accompanying Hollywood Bowl concert film is coming exclusively to iTunes. This unprecedented dual feature film package release of the documentary with the full-length concert film included in the iTunes Extras, will be exclusively available for pre-order today at apple.co/aboveandbeyond, with the global release on iTunes set for April 17.
The global theatrical expansion of the documentary starts April 11 with the band attending the premiere engagement in London at Odeon’s Covent Garden location on April 12th.
Known collectively as Above & Beyond, Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness and Paavo Siljamäki make up one of the world’s most successful dance acts, with recent artist album “Common Ground” entering the Billboard 200 at number three. In 2016 the Grammy-nominated trio left the electronic music world behind. Above & Beyond Acoustic: Giving Up The Day Job follows the group’s unlikely journey from the DJ booth to the Hollywood Bowl, from the initial re-imagining of songs at Abbey Road Studios, through to their presentation at iconic global venues such as London’s Royal Albert Hall, the Sydney Opera House and finally the Hollywood Bowl. With a travelling party of 17 musicians plus a 34-piece orchestra in LA, the new film is an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at one of the world’s biggest dance acts as they risk it all to go acoustic.
Above & Beyond Acoustic: Giving Up the Day Job was directed by award-winning directors Paul Dugdale and Myles Desenberg. Paul Dugdale with Scheme Engine (Ed Sheeran: Jumpers For Goalposts, The Rolling Stones Olé, Olé, Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America) directed the live concert at The Hollywood Bowl, and Myles Desenberg of BAFTA-nominated production company Archer’s Mark, directed the tour documentary.
Over the past few years, Abramorama has emerged as the go-to distributor for music-driven documentaries, working with the Beatles, Green Day, Neil Young, and Pearl Jam among others, as well as with Apple Music, Atlantic Records, Concord Bicycle Music, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group. Abramorama worked closely with Distribber on the delivery and placement of Above & Beyond Acoustic: Giving Up The Day Job on iTunes, with the films available in 75 countries and the documentary available in English, Spanish, Portugese, French, German and Japanese.
Abramorama’s Chief Operating Officer & Partner Karol Martesko-Fenster and Head of West Coast Acquisitions and Biz Development Evan Saxon, added, “Our excitement to again work with iTunes around music driven films couldn’t be stronger and we are thrilled to be breaking new ground with Above & Beyond’s superbly received feature documentary and their lush and vibrant Hollywood Bowl concert film. The global theatrical and digital release on iTunes will guarantee the reach of this film far and wide which is something we had always hoped to achieve.”