Apple TV + has released the trailer for the feature film about the life of Billie Eilish — Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry. The documentary will premiere in theatres and on Apple TV + in February next year, directed by R.J. Cutler, who previously made a name with the documentary The September Issue, as well as the political documentary The War Room.
Billie Eilish is considered the most successful new wave artist of this generation. At 18 years old, she is the first-ever singer to win five Grammys in a single year (including song of the year and the album of the year). As if that was not enough, she also found herself in the company of Madonna, Chris Cornell, Paul McCartney and Tina Turner, recording a song for the latest instalment of James Bond’s adventures.
“The World’s A Little Blurry” was first revealed in December 2019, when Apple TV+ acquired the project for a whopping $25 million. The documentary is described as a “true passing story into adulthood” which will offer a deeply intimate glimpse into Eilish’s rise to stardom. The Eilish’s production team has been working on the film since 2016, and they follow Billie everywhere to shoot and collect a wide variety of footage, whether for everyday life or around the loop.
The documentary trailer begins with Billie getting her driver’s license and then buying her dream car, a Dodge Challenger. “’Let’s get the car with all the security bells and whistles,’” her mother tells the camera, before being cut off as Eilish playfully sprays her with a garden hose. Later, we saw childhood home movies of Eilish and her brother Finneas, performing at a concert in Eilish’s bedroom.
The trailer builds in intensity with her impressive numbers and ends with footage of a very young Billie performing for her parents along with her big brother. You can watch the trailer below!
The documentary is produced by Apple Original Films, in association with Interscope Films, Darkroom, This Machine, and Lighthouse Management & Media. It will be officially released on February 26, 2021.