Brand new Roxette movie – The Roxette Diaries!
Jonas Åkerlund reunites with Roxette for a special TV project.
Based on several years worth of private home video footage shot by Per Gessle, a brand new Roxette TV special is coming!
Directed by long time collaborator Jonas Åkerlund, the man behind a long list of classic Roxette videos such as “The Centre of The Heart”, “Wish I Could Fly” and “A Thing About You”, the project takes the fans backstage, on the road and in the studio during some of Roxette’s most private and exclusive, never before seen moments from their early heyday.
Here’s what Per has to say about it: Everything (and more) happened to Roxette between 1986 and 1995. This was the era where a videocamera wasn’t something you saw every day. The technical quality you would get was so-so but today I’m really happy we covered hundreds of hours of film from these magic years.
The ambition was to shoot everything. Studio-sessions, back-stage-parties, rehearsals. My wife, Åsa, was the commander-in-chief when it came to capture promo- and TV-shows as well as the extensive touring all over the world.
All in all I gave about 180 Hi-8/VHS-tapes to director Jonas Åkerlund and asked him if he and his team could do something special with it. Maybe create a movie that captured the spirit of Roxette in the early days as well as being honest, silly and fun to watch. Hey, I think they succeeded. Enjoy the Roxette Diaries.
More details about this visual feast will be posted soon, so keep checking The Daily Roxette for updates and in the meantime, enjoy the official trailer below.