Monster Entertainment Launching New Programs at MIPDoc


Irish distributor Monster Entertainment has revealed a slate of new factual programming it will launch at this year’s MIPDoc, including the one-off doc Still Stoked.

The feature-length film follows U.K. skater Sean Goff, who, now in his fifties, refuses to give up. His skills may have diminished, but his love for adrenaline hasn’t, and the documentary tells the story of his determination to keep doing what makes him happy.

Monster’s MIPDoc slate also includes Other Voices season 21 and a 21st anniversary special. Across six episodes in season 21, Huw Stephens and MayKay bring the best parts from Other Voices’ adventures to Wales, Cork and Dingle. Each episode features never-before-seen interviews and dynamite performances from artists including Paolo Nutini, Loyle Warner and more. There will also be a documentary telling the story of the 21 years of Other Voices.

Monster has a variety of returning programs on offer as well, including Blitzed, Video Killed the Radio Star, Memory Lane and Waiting: The Van Duren Story.

Blitzed features LGBT icons Boy George, Marilyn and Sade, who headlined multiple LGBT film festivals last year, with more to come this year.

Video Killed the Radio Star reveals the madness, excesses and ideas behind some of music’s most famous videos. It explores the period that changed the way we interacted with music forever and features artists such as Adele, Beyonce, Kylie, Kate Bush, Pink Floyd and more.

Memory Lane looks back and forward from a particular period in time through the prism of live performances. 26 artists are featured, including Fleetwood Mac, Chris Isaak, Alanis Morissette, Ringo Starr, Joan Baez, Tori Amos, John Mayer and Cyndi Lauper.

Waiting: The Van Duren Story centers on musician Van Duren, who was tipped to be the next Paul McCartney in the 1970s, but instead faded into obscurity. Forty years later, two aspiring Australian filmmakers came across the musician’s lost album and set out to discover what went wrong.