Paradise Garage is getting its own feature film
After a failed and aborted Kickstarter campaign, a feature film profiling legendary New York nightclub Paradise Garage has finally been green lit. The yet untitled film promises to tell the story of “the world famous Paradise Garage” and detail the “complicated relationship” between the club’s star DJ, Larry Levan, and its owner, Michael Brody.
The film, which shares its name with the club, will be written and directed by Jonathon Ullman. Ullman previously directed a short documentary about the club titled “What Is The Paradise Garage?” in 2014.
British actor Kobna Holdbrook-Smith has already signed on to play Larry Levan and many of the venue’s original staff — including Joey Llanos — will act as consultants on the film with former DJ David DePino pulling double duty as an associate producer.
DePino has also created a monster mix with classic tracks from the club’s heyday which is available to stream at the film’s website.
“The stories of The Garage speak volumes about the human spirit,” said Ullman in an interview. “How people were brought together by a love and passion, both on the dancefloor and in the DJ booth, all set against a backdrop of unity and diversity. This film is both a celebration and a dramatic tale, wrapped around a killer soundtrack that defined an era.”
H/T: DJ Mag