Anton Corbijn Doc ‘Squaring the Circle’ Lands at Utopia

The documentary Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis), concerning the famed artwork design studio behind album artwork from Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, has landed at Utopia.

Anton Corbijn (A Most Wished Man, The American) makes his characteristic doc debut on the undertaking, which is heading to the Sundance Movie Competition after premiering at Telluride. The doc tells the story of Hipgnosis and its founders Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey “Po” Powell, who have been chargeable for a few of the most recognizable album covers of all time, together with Pink Floyd’s Darkish Facet of the Moon and Led Zeppelin’s Homes of the Holy, and labored with artists like Paul McCartney, Wings, Black Sabbath and AC/DC.

Interviews embrace McCartney, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, David Gilmour and Nick Mason; Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and Jimmy Web page; Peter Gabriel; 10cc’s Graham Gouldman; and Oasis’ Noel Gallagher.

Utopia is planning a summer season launch.

Mentioned Corbijn, “At 17, I began taking pictures of musicians who created the soundtrack of my youth, first for magazines and later for report covers, after which making an attempt out shifting pictures as a director for music movies from the early ’80s onwards. It was a protracted street, however I finally made characteristic movies: my first one, Management, handled music I beloved, and now my first documentary offers with report covers and their magnificence and energy, and the craziness to get there. It has been an honour to inform Hipgnosis’, Storm’s, and Po’s, story in Squaring the Circle, which, because of the good workforce at Utopia, shall be a cinema launch within the first half of 2023.”

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“I’ve had the consideration of working with many gifted artists over my profession and I’m happy to say that Anton Corbijn stands with the most effective of them,” stated the movie’s topic Powell. “It’s been a thrill to see Storm and myself via his lens and I’m glad to be working with Utopia to share our story with North American audiences.”

Raindog Movies is behind the doc, which was produced by Trish D Chetty, Ged Doherty, and Oscar-winning actor Colin Firth. Hartwig Masuch, Alistair Norbury, Stuart Souter, Merck Mercuriadis, Thorsten Schumacher, George Chignell, Andrew Hulme and Nick Angel exec produced, with Man Thompson and Christian Holland co-producing.

“My ardour for music developed within the age of the vinyl report. Album artwork by Hipgnosis was an enormous presence for me all through my teenagers and so it’s been a pleasure to convey their story to the massive display screen,” stated Firth. “This movie popping out on the fiftieth anniversaries of probably the most vital albums of that decade feels fortuitous and trigger for celebration. I’m excited for audiences to find the landmark collaborations between Hipgnosis and a few of the biggest bands of all time.”

Added Utopia’s co-founder, Robert Schwartzman. “Utopia was based with this merging of music and movie at its core, and Anton’s exploration of Storm’s and Po’s artistry looks like a present; as a workforce we couldn’t be extra stoked to thrill audiences throughout North America together with his newest masterpiece.”

CAA Media Finance and Rocket Science negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers.



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