Sublime is one of the most influential Southern California rock bands of the 1990’s, with a huge amount of success throughout the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. Unfortunately, their success would be cut short with the tragic death of singer Bradley Nowell in 1996. The band has finally decided to create a documentary on the band, and the remaining original members have chosen Oscar-winner Bill Guttentag to direct and write, according to Billboard.
Guttentag is well known for his documentaries, with two of his documentaries winning the Oscar for Best Documentary Short (You Don’t Have to Die in 1998 and Twin Towers in 2003). He will be assisted by a variety of people on the project, including band members Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh, attorney Peter Paterno, Sublime managers Dave Kaplan and Scott Seine, and producer Nayeema Raza.
The film is expected to release in 2018, and will feature extremely rare footage of both random recordings and other personal videos.
Sublime began in the Southern California music scene in 1988, releasing their first album 40 oz. to Freedom in 1992. After releasing their second album Robbin’ the Hood in 1994, the band exploded onto the scene in 1996 with third album, a self-titled album that was released after the death of Nowell, which brought Sublime to the mainstream, with hit singles like What I Got. It will be exciting to see what happened within the band during their short tenure together, and also to see what Guttentag will do to make the film appealing and interesting.