Jared Leto will release his feature-length documentary directing debut this weekend when “Camp Mars: The Concert Film” hits the web on October 9. The doc captures the annual three-day retreat in Malibu where Leto and his band 30 Seconds to Mars play two nights of live performances.
Leto has been working his way toward directing a feature-length doc for years. The actor-musician directed a 30-minute short documentary in 2010 called “30 Seconds to Mars: The Making of ‘The Ride,'” about the making of a music video for the song “Kings and Queens.” In 2013, Leto also directed “30 Seconds to Mars: Up in the Air,” a music video of the song Up In The Air from the band’s fourth album, “Love Lust Faith+Dreams.”
His most recent directing project before “Camp Mars” came earlier this year he released the the digital documentary short series “Great Wide Open,” a collection of five shorts celebrating America’s National Parks and the incredible adventurers who explore them.
“Camp Mars” will be available only on VyRT, the on-demand internet streaming media site Leto founded in 2013. The company bills itself as a “digital laboratory currently in permanent beta experimenting with the creative possibilities between content and social.”
To watch the trailer for “Camp Mars,” check out the video below.