Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods
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|Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods|
|Directed by||Patrick Meaney|
|Produced by||Julian Darius
F. J. DeSanto
|Edited by||Patrick Meaney|
Sequart Organization, Respect! Films
|Distributed by||Halo-8 Entertainment|
Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods is a feature-length documentary that takes an in depth look at the life, career and mind of the Scottish comic book writer Grant Morrison. Talking with Gods features interviews with Morrison and many of his collaborators, such as artists, editors and other industry professionals.
Talking with Gods is the first documentary co-produced by Sequart and Respect Films. The film grew out of Our Sentence is Up: Seeing The Invisibles, a book-length exploration of Morrison's seminal comic book series. After completing the book, Sequart pitched Morrison on the idea of a documentary chronicling his life and work. He agreed, and filming began in April 2009. Over the next year, the filmmakers traveled to Los Angeles, New York, London and Glasgow to interview Morrison's friends and collaborators.
Among those interviewed are Executive Editor of DC Comics Dan DiDio, and Karen Berger - Executive Editor of DC Comics' Vertigo. Artists interviewed in the film include Phil Jimenez, Jill Thompson, Cameron Stewart, Frazer Irving, Steve Cook and many others. The film also features interviews with Morrison's collaborators Geoff Johns and Mark Waid, as well as counterculture personalities like Richard Metzger and Douglas Rushkoff. The actress Amber Benson is interviewed briefly on the subject of Morrison's comic series, We3.
The film tracks chronologically through Morrison's life, emphasizing the connections between his life and writing. It follows Morrison as he moves from a shy and sometimes depressed teenager, through his years as a comic book rock star in the 1990s, and ultimately to a happy and well adjusted life as he looks to the future.
The film premiered to general critical acclaim. It is currently available on DVD, and was also free to stream via Hulu (in North America) and YouTube. The film was followed by a similarly themed documentary on Warren Ellis titled Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts. The same team is currently working on The Image Revolution, a documentary history of Image Comics.
- Hartl, John (January 6, 2011). "‘Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods’: A documentary on ‘the rock star of comics’". Seattle Times.