Here’s the First Installment of David Bowie’s Instagram Series

Yesterday (February 25) saw the release of the first episode of an Instagram series commissioned by David Bowie before his death. He gave a group of filmmakers unrestricted access to the music and images from the Blackstar album and didn’t impose any limits or preconditions.

The result is UNBOUND: A ★ InstaMiniSeries, consisting of 16 episodes, all of which will be released over the next month. (Read up on the project here.)

This is episode one, which runs all of 15 seconds, the maximum length of an Instagram video. That means when pieced together, the entire movie will run about four minutes.

Pay attention to the figure in the corner with his back to the camera and the book on the table bearing a large black star. You will be confounded–just as Bowie would have wanted. Follow now so you don’t miss the next episode when it arrives Monday.

“UNBOUND” Episode One Executive Producer: @InstaMiniSeries Director: @nikkiborges Music: @davidbowie Writer: @carolynncecilia Co-Producer: @lawrenceperyer Director of Photography: @joshuasterlingbragg Line Producer: @delaVega Associate Producer: @amandadelanuez, @itscecifernandez Production Designer: @LezGolden Costume Designer: @Bodilicious Hair / Make Up Artist: @missy_mua Miss Clarkson’s MakeUp Artist: @angdidmyhair VFX Production House: @heym1ster Dance Choreographer: @ofbonesdance, @hollyebynum Stunt Coordinator: @stuntmanpete Wire Rigger: @stuntworks Stunt Woman: @hellskitten29 Behind The Scenes: @a_madd Production Assistant: @clemencyforclem Special Thanks: @instalucas Final Cut: #dechesermedia Editor: Mike Ragone Creative Consultant: Michael Decheser Starring: @tavitulle, @rysak, @nikkiborges, Ching Valdes Anan, @amandadelanuez, @Jayknowlest, Jonah Herman

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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