CHARLI XCX: ALONE TOGETHER is an intimate portrait of isolation, creativity, and community. This film documents the global pop star's connection with her "Angels" and the making of the how i'm feeling now album during COVID-19 lockdown.
"The film’s message of collective perseverance feels as relevant as ever"- New York Times “A love story between Charli and her fans”- Variety “A Vital, bouncy, fist-tight headrush”- Indiewire “An Intimate examination of community in a time of isolation”- The Wrap “Energetic testament to the healing power of music” - Consequence
Out today on Hulu and on-demand, Charli XCX: Alone Together, is a new documentary film presented by Greenwich Entertainment and starring and executive produced by Charli XCX, exposing the international pop superstar’s inner self in ways that have never been seen before. When Los Angeles announced a five-week stay at home order in the early days of Covid-19, Charli told her "Angels" online fan community that she would create a new album from scratch during that time. Directors Bradley & Pablo (Lil Nas X, Dua Lipa, Rosalia, Kanye West, Cardi B), were so inspired by her decision that they proposed Charli document the process for what would become their feature-length film debut. Over 39 days of shooting, Charli amassed some 5000+ clips which required over a year of editing. The result is ALONE TOGETHER - an intimate portrait of creativity and community which has already been hailed as “a love story between Charli and her fans” (Variety) and “an intimate examination of community in a time of isolation” (The Wrap). From the outset, Charli connected with her Angels, creatively and emotionally. As she was making what would become her 2020 album how i’m feeling now, she collaborated with them on selecting lyrics, the album’s cover, scenes for her music videos, and more. She also opened up to those fans - many of whom identify as LGBTQ+ and face stigma and feelings of alienation on an everyday basis - about her own struggles. In the process, she gained a new understanding of her emotional limits and mental health issues. By the end of the film, what began with uncertainty blossoms into a statement of strength, hope and completion, and a project that had started with one person’s idea had grown to touch the lives of thousands.
“The film solidified what we already knew about Charli: she is a true innovator,” say directors Bradley & Pablo. “She saw an opportunity to experiment, and that drives her artistically. Her boldness to create during this time was incredibly inspiring.” “We hope that audiences walk away seeing the value of human connection and the importance of community. We live in a highly individualized society, but we have seen that as human beings, we thrive when we work, talk, move, love, and support collectively. For both Charli and the fans, we see the power of togetherness to heal and creatively push boundaries during an incredibly difficult time period.”
ABOUT CHARLI XCX Charli XCX is a singer, songwriter and multi-faceted creative with an entrepreneurial spirit that has seen her create her own lane as a modern day pop artist. Her work has influenced wider popular culture and the music industry to set a new example in artistic output. Charli won the Variety Hitmakers award for Innovator of Pop and was Mercury Prize Album of the Year shortlisted for the release of her album How I’m Feeling Now, which she created from scratch in five weeks from home during the COVID-19 lockdown last year. Charli will release her fifth studio album CRASH on March 18th, and starts her 36-date live tour throughout North America and Europe shortly afterwards.
ABOUT BRADLEY&PABLO | DIRECTORS Bradley & Pablo (Bradley Bell and Pablo Jones-Soler) are a creative duo based in LA, blending youth and pop culture with high concept storytelling. B&P met in London while studying Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins and Chelsea College of Art in 2010, and later began collaborating in 2012 when they quickly established a strong signature style marked by experimental animated short films. In 2015, B&P made their first music video “Hey QT” by QT (A.G. Cook & SOPHIE), which received wide- spread critical acclaim and became the first in a series of collaborations with the highly influential PC Music label and avant garde popstar Charli XCX. B&P have since become highly sought out by other major artists, including Lil Nas X, Dua Lipa, Rosalia, Kanye West, Cardi B and many more, and were recently nominated for Best Director at the 2021 US Music Video Awards. Bradley & Pablo’s debut documentary feature film ALONE TOGETHER (2022) centers on Charli XCX making her album How I'm Feeling Now during the COVID-19 pandemic, and premiered as a headliner at SXSW 2021.
CREDITS Directed by Bradley&Pablo Produced by Ross Levine Produced by Brian Ferenchik Produced by Emmie Lichtenberg Executive Producers: Charli XCX, Sam Pringle, Twiggy Rowley Jessica Wu Calder, Keith Calder Edited by Robert Grigsby Wilson Editors: Ari Tomasetg, Zoe Schak, Bradley&Pablo Starring: Charli XCX and Huck Kwong
CHARLI XCX: ALONE TOGETHER is streaming on Hulu now.