For Variety, Ed Meza chats with filmmaker Stephen Kijak about his Berlin selection, Scott Walker: 30 Century Man, which will have its North American Premiere at SXSW 2007. The film, executive produced by David Bowie, is an artful and lush look at the reclusive singer/songwriter. From the article:
The enigmatic American singer, who has long resided in the U.K., still enjoys a loyal following there but in the U.S., he’s largly unknown.
As a member of the Walker Brothers, the singer enjoyed huge success in the U.K. in the 1960s but developed a vastly different style after going solo. He released his most recent album, “The Drift,” last year.
Getting Bowie on board the film at the onset was one of Kijak’s main priorities. A longtime fan of Walker, Bowie was intrigued by the idea and agreed to lend his name to the project.