Amazing Grace: Jeff Buckley
|Amazing Grace: Jeff Buckley|
|Directed by||Nyla Bialek Adams
|Produced by||Laurie Trombley
Nyla Bialek Adams
|Edited by||Nyla Bialek Adams
|Running time||60 min.|
Amazing Grace: Jeff Buckley is an hour-long documentary that celebrates the legacy of the late musician Jeff Buckley with specific attention given to fans he inspired. The film was officially sanctioned by Jeff's mother and estate. It is not a biography, but a tribute.
Amazing Grace: Jeff Buckley screened at 25 film festivals around the world between 2004 and 2006 where it won several awards including, best film, best documentary and best music documentary. It was directed and produced by first-time filmmakers, Nyla Bialek Adams and Laurie Trombley, who was also hand-picked by Jeff Buckley to be his personal Fan Relations Manager.
Originally scheduled for DVD release on May 22, 2007, alongside So Real: Songs From Jeff Buckley, the release of Amazing Grace: Jeff Buckley was initially delayed due to music licensing issues, but was finally released in June 2009 by Sony BMG Legacy as part of the Grace Around the World Deluxe Limited Edition.
The film includes interviews, performance footage and home videos that are organized around the trajectory of Jeff's musical career from the time he moved to New York City as a fledgling singer in late 1991 to his death in Memphis in 1997. Interviews include all four of Jeff Buckley's band members, his mother, friends, colleagues, critics, DJ's, as well as artists or "fans" inspired by Jeff (including a young classical composer, a painter, a dancer and two singers.) The latter are meant as a testament to the uniquely broad range of Buckley fans who were inspired by Jeff's music.