Russell Brand Skipped The Premiere Of His Documentary At SXSW

March 14, 2015 1:14 PM

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Russell Brand Skipped The Premiere Of His Documentary At SXSW

Trying to peg down Russell Brand seems like a hard thing to do, so I can only imagine trying to capture such a thing on film for seven years. Director Ondi Timoner managed to do just that –after a few aborted attempts by Brand himself — to create the documentary Brand: A Second Coming. The project just premiered at the SXSW festival to a standing ovation, but one key person was notably absent: Russell Brand himself.

I let go of my mad ambition to direct and star in what had become a shambles and handed the reigns over to Ondi, who wanted creative control and to make a documentary about me and my transition from a relatively conventional celebrity to whatever the hell it is I am now.

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