Docu Will Look at Jim Morrison’s Life Before Stardom

Docu Will Look Jim Morrison's Life

Project will include home movies, new interviews

Indie producer Z-Machine has launched production on “Before the End: Jim Morrison Comes of Age,” focusing on the singer’s life prior to becoming a superstar.

The doc will include interviews with family and friends, many of whom will speak about Morrison for the first time, as well as never-before-seen home movies and photographs.

Z-Machine is run by filmmakers Jeff and Jess Finn, whose previous work includes the independent documentary “Strange Septembers: The Hill Abduction & the Exeter Encounter.”

Morrison and keyboardist Ray Manzarek founded the Doors in 1965 and the group released seven albums before Morrision died in Paris at the age of 27 in 1971.

“Before the End: Jim Morrison Comes of Age” includes interviews with his brother Andy Morrison, Florida State University roommate Bryan Gates, Morrison’s UCLA film instructor Bill Adams, and Doors roadie Gareth Blyth. Filmmakers have also held off-the-record conversations with his sister, Anne Morrison-Chewning, girlfriends, Tandy Martin and Mary Werbelow, and friend Alain Ronay.

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  1. jean paul francois says:

    DOORSTOWN: JIM MORRISON AND THE DOORS (2013) A film by Antonio Racciano
    Link to movie:
    Full Documentary 2013 Starring Oliver Stone, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer, Jim Morrison, Pam Courson, Robbie Krieger, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore…This movie shows the meteoric rise of The Doors in the late 60’s, based out of Venice Beach, California… Antonio Racciano Productions 2013 all rights reserved……

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