Bruce Springsteen has made his directional debut in a short film 'Hunter of Invisible Game" posted on his website.
Bruce Springsteen has made his directional debut with a 10:15 minute short film posted on his website, entitled Hunter of Invisible Game. Springsteen stars as a post-apocalyptic survivor, remembering his past life and family. The film premiered on Wednesday (9th July) and was created as a means of thanking Springsteen's fans for their ongoing support over the past two years.
Hunter of Invisible Game was released on Springsteen's website on Wednesday (9th July).
Springsteen and the E Street band has been on its Wrecking Ball World Tour during the past two years, starting in Atlanta in March 2012, and its final concert was on September 21st when the tour finally wrapped up in Rio de Janeiro. The band have continued touring and most recently appeared in Uncasville, Connecticut at the beginning of June.
Springsteen described the long tour as a "life changer", adding the tour had helped "bring a new and revitalized E St. Band into being." He further stated that the he and the band were taking a break but they were happy with their performances over the past two years and looking forward to the future. Springsteen wrote "We take this break with a sense of joy, renewed purpose and filled with the spirit to bring you our best in the future. We've still got a few surprises for you."
Springsteen's short film, co-created with Thom Zimny, is a thank you for fans for their support. A statement released on Wednesday reads "The film was created by Thom Zimny and Bruce Springsteen as a "thank you" to all the friends and fans who have supported the last 2 years of extensive touring around the world."
Springsteen created the video to thank fans.
Springsteen also added his own statement, thanking fans especially those in New Zealand and South Africa which he described as a "particular highlight." The 64-year-old added a "big shout out" to fans in America.
The film, entitled Hunter of Invisible Game, stars Springsteen and is based on his song of the same name. Springsteen appears as a lonely survivor remembering his part. After looking at pictures and mementos of his family, the film is intercut with vision like images of a woman hanging out washing and children playing in the sunlight. Springsteen's character meanwhile is wandering through deserted farm houses and on horseback across fields.
The film came into being as Zimny and Springsteen had discussed it for the past year. Zimny is a director, editor and producer who has worked with Springsteen on numerous occasions filming his concerts, his credits also include HBO's The Wire. Springsteen thanked his collaborator in his statement, saying "We've finally got the job done, and we think it's one of our best. Thanks Thom for the hard work and brotherly collaboration. You and your crew bring it all."
Springsteen performing in Belfast as part of his Wrecking Ball World Tour.