Global content studio Gunpowder and Sky has acquired worldwide rights to Lil Peep’s documentary Everybody’s Everything.
The Sebastian Jones and Ramez Silyan-helmed documentary was premiered at this year’s SXSW and follows the rising career of Lil Peep before his ultimately passing in 2018. Everybody’s Everything also highlights interviews from Peep’s loved ones and displays unseen footage of the artist born Gustav Åhr.
“The overnight meteoric rise of genre-bending hip-hop artists, like Lil Peep — on places like SoundCloud — is reminiscent of early rap artists spreading mixtapes in the 80s,” said Van Toffler, CEO, Gunpowder & Sky in a press release. “Lil Peep had such a unique twist on the hip-hop art form, and this doc gets behind what drove him to integrate elements of punk and emo into his music. He was one of the most empathetic artists in modern music, which is why we all mourn his loss.”
“This film is deeply personal. We couldn’t have found a better team that both recognizes Lil Peep the artist, and Gus the person than Gunpowder & Sky,” added Peep’s mother, Liza Womack. “We are confident that G&S will do exactly the right job of releasing this film for Gus’s current fans as well as introducing Gus and his work to legions of new fans. His legacy and influence will continue to grow.”
Filmmakers Jones and Silyan echoed Womack’s sentiments. “We’re both thrilled to be working with Gunpowder & Sky in bringing Gus’s story to the public. It’s one that needs delicacy and care but also needs to be executed with a bold vision. This film is a true labor of love for us all, and we couldn’t have asked for a better home.”
Gunpowder and Sky intends on releasing the film later this year and will kick off the foreign sales at the Cannes market next week.