David Bowie’s Final Album Has Become An Instagram Mini-Series

The 16-episode project will star Tavi Gevinson

Feb 26, 2016 at 9:22 AM ET

David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar, has been turned into an “Instagram-mini-series,” amounts to a visual interpretation of the critically-acclaimed release, spread out over 16 bite-sized episodes. Friday marked the premiere of the first episode.

The series is called “Unbound,” and its creators revealed that Bowie himself had a hand in its existence, giving them access to the album to work with it however they wished. From the announcement:

In the Fall of 2015, David Bowie gave us unique pre-release access to the music from (pronounced ‘Blackstar’), his 28th studio album, allowing us to create our own visual interpretations of his songs, with no limits or preconditions on his part. Completed in December 2015, UNBOUND: AInstaMiniSeries takes the audience on a journey of evocative images inspired by the moods suggested in the album’s music, lyrics and artwork. Each episode of the series is sure to capture the imaginations of all who experience it and will undoubtedly lead to endless speculation and discussion of meaning, metaphor and intention.

The series stars actress Patricia Clarkson and Rookie Mag’s Tavi Gevinson, and will premiere a new 15-second video episode every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.


“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

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