Critically acclaimed Tom Petty documentary will premiere on YouTube on November 11, 2021 on Tom Petty’s channel. The feature-length documentary is titled Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers.
The documentary will offer a unique look into the creative mastery and turbulent personal life of the legendary rock star. The film will be capturing the period between 1993-1995 when Tom Petty worked with legendary producer Rick Rubin. The film will feature never-before-seen footage drawn from a newly discovered archive of 16mm film, in addition to new interviews with album co-producer and Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell, Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench, and many more.
The film runs for 89-minutes and was directed by award-winning filmmaker Mary Wharton who is known for her work on Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President, Sam Cooke: Legend, Elvis Lives!, The Beatles Revolution. It first debuted in March as an Official SXSW 2021 Selection, winning the festival’s Audience Award. The film went on to win Best Documentary Film at the Boulder Film Festival and received widespread critical acclaim throughout the film festival season. The picture digs deeper into 2020’s critically acclaimed certified gold reissue, Wildflowers & All The Rest collection (Warner Records) which revealed the long anticipated second half of Tom’s autobiographical masterpiece. Ahead of its November 11 worldwide release on YouTube, Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers will see its theatrical release on October 20, 2021, which is Tom Petty’s birthday, for a one-night global celebration via Trafalgar Releasing, with encore screenings in select cinemas on October 21, 2021.
Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers was Produced by Peter Afterman with executive producers Dan Braun, Mary Wharton and Adria Petty and presented by Inaudible Films, Warner Music Entertainment (Warner Music Group’s TV and Film division) and Warner Records.
For more information on the feature-length documentary, Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers, visit Tom Petty’s YouTube Channel.