Michael Jackson: The Life of an Icon
Produced by: David Gest
Directed By: Andrew Eastel
Fans of Michael Jackson were heartbroken when they came to know that the highest selling entertainer ever to have break – danced his way on planet earth passed away on 25th June 2009 in Los Angeles.
This profile of Michael Jackson tells the story of the legendary musician's life and career, beginning with his infamous childhood spent performing with the Jackson 5, and continuing through worldwide stardom, controversy, and eventually, an untimely death in 2009.
Producer, narrator and best friend to Michael Jackson, David Gest has pieced together almost 2 hours of footage containing the most important facts about Jackson’s life, with interviews and quotes from family, friends and music legends such as Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick, Elizabeth Taylor, Lisa Presley, Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson and many more. Featuring never-before-seen family video footage and photos, performance footage, in-studio and live television performance footage of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 as well as unforgettable original music from the Motown period by Michael, the Jackson 5 and other artists who Jackson respected and was influenced by. The soundtrack includes more than twenty-one classic tunes.
The docu – biography shows the 13 Grammy winning Jackson mother Katherine Jackson, the first chance to tell her side of the story about Michael’s upbringing in Gary, Indiana, his relationship with father Joe, his fight against the skin color - black and white, her support for her son during the child molestation cases, his love life, and her thoughts on the life he faced afterwards. Besides, Tito and Jermaine, Rebbie Jackson, Michael’s eldest sister, gives a very rare interview and recounts the star’s childhood. Gest also shares his own personal experiences he had with Jackson, to celebrating his many achievements as the biggest selling artist of all-time, to answering some of the speculation surrounding Jackson’s life.
This unprecedented look into the King of Pop’s fascinating life is a must for any MJ fan.
- By Verus Ferreira