Film buffs and cineasts will rejoice at the prospect of the Stanley Kubrick/Leon Vitali documentary Filmworker. The film, from director Tony Zierra delves deep into the relationship between the famed director and his friend/assistant/actor/muse Vitali.
Filmworker seems to be a fascinating look at Kubrick and his legendary (and mysterious) process as a filmmaker. Ryan O’Neal, Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Stellan Skarsgård, Marie Richardson and Danny Lloyd contributed interviews for the film.
How can you not be excited about this if you love movies?
Stanley Kubrick. Legendary director. Visionary. Perfectionist. Everyone knows the name behind cinema masterpieces such A Clockwork Orange, The Shining and Full Metal Jacket.
But who were the people he worked with who sat alongside the great man and not only kept up with his creative genius, but helped inspire him?
Meet Leon Vitali.
He may not be as famous as Stanley Kubrick, but without him, some of the master’s finest features would never
have made it to the big screen and beyond.
The remarkable, untold story of Leon Vitali who gave up fame and fortune to serve for decades as Stanley Kubrick’s right-hand man is told in Filmworker, a compelling documentary charting Vitali’s work with the maestro and their unique relationship. The film is set to arrive in UK cinemas on 18 May 2018 from Dogwoof.
It’s a rare person who would give a thriving acting career to toil in obscurity for someone else’s creative vision. Yet, that’s exactly what Leon Vitali did.
As a long-time admirer of Stanley Kubrick’s work, it was Vitali’s dream come true when he landed the role of ‘Lord Bullingdon’ in Barry Lyndon. His performance was highly acclaimed and a wealth of prestigious film, television and stage offers flooded on, but they weren’t to be. Having become enthralled by the director’s all-encompassing
Filmworker hits screens on 18 May 2018.