Following a filming period of 17 months, the James Bond fan documentary project A Bond For Life – How James Bond changed my Life is now just another five months away from its Charity World Premiere in Braunschweig, Germany. The film is currently in post-production which is due to finish in December.
From March 2016 onwards, the documentary will be exclusively screened across Europe in support of charity partner UNICEF to which ticket earnings are donated.
The new full theatrical trailer had its premiere in the C1 Cinema Braunschweig on October 03, ahead of a screening of Thunderball with actor Götz Otto (Stamper in Tomorrow Never Dies) in attendance. Otto is also among the special guest stars appearing in A Bond For Life.
The non-commercial Fan Documentary A Bond for Life retraces the past 20 years in the life of a James Bond fan – from being exposed to Bond for the first time in 1996 until the world premiere of SPECTRE in 2015. Partly filmed on original Bond locations across Europe, the film takes viewers on a colourful journey through difficult and challenging times of the narrator.
Beside Bond experts and fans from across the globe, Special Guest Stars such as film composer David Arnold, actresses Nikki van der Zyl, Luciana Paluzzi and Martine Beswick as well as Lyricist and Academy Award Winner Don Black, Production Designer and Academy Award Winner Sir Ken Adam and actors Mads Mikkelsen and Götz Otto share their experiences with James Bond.
Filming for the documentary began in April 2014 and finished in September 2015 with additional shots remaining to be filmed at the World Premiere of SPECTRE. A total of 135 individual filming locations in seven countries have been used, resulting in over 40 hours of material from which the final film is assembled. A total of 10 guest stars from the James Bond family as well as many Bond fans have contributed interviews.
The original soundtrack, including the title theme, will be delivered by Swiss composer Yannick Zenhäusern.