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Fans invited to submit stories for new 'Springsteen & I' documentary

November 09, 2012|By Randy Lewis
  • Bruce Springsteen and his music will be examined through fans' eyes in new documentary "Springsteen & I."
Bruce Springsteen and his music will be examined through fans' eyes… (Charles Sykes / Invision…)

“Is anyone alive out there—and filming?”

That’s the query and invitation from Bruce Springsteen’s camp to fans, who are being invited to tell their stories about the Boss and how his music has impacted their lives. The results could be included in a new documentary, “Springsteen & I,” slated for release next year.

The crowd-sourced look at Springsteen through fans’ eyes will be directed by Baillie Walsh and is being assembled by Ridley Scott Associates, Black Dog Films and Scott Free London. The film is inspired by the latter's award-winning 2011 documentary “Life in a Day,” which drew from 80,000 film clips submitted to YouTube from people around the world depicting life around the globe in a single day.

A lifetime of Springsteen experience, apparently, is not a prerequisite.

“We are searching for a wide variety of creative interpretations,” Svana Gisla, the fiilm’s producer, said in a statement posted on Springsteen's website, “captured in the most visually exciting way you can think of, whether you’ve been a hard-core Tramp since ’73 or have heard one of his songs for the first time today. If you have a parent, a sibling, a neighbor or a colleague who has an interesting tale, we want to know about them.”

Images and videos under five minutes in length can be uploaded at the film’s website  from Nov. 15 through Nov. 29. Longer entrees are also acceptable, but the production team asks to be contacted via e-mail to work out an alternative submission process.

Raw footage is preferred over edited pieces because they will be edited together by the filmmakers. The production team can be reached at


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