Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making Of Wildflowers streaming globally via Youtube Originals


The feature-length documentary Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers premieres today with YouTube Originals in full 4K resolution on Tom Petty’s YouTube Channel; watch HERE. Produced by Peter Afterman with executive producers Dan BraunMary Wharton and Adria Petty and presented by Inaudible Films, Warner Music Entertainment (Warner Music Group’s TV and Film division) and Warner Records, the documentary illuminates an artist at the height of his powers, providing an intimate and moving look at an enigmatic icon.

The 89-minute documentary offers a look into the creative mastery and turbulent personal life of the legendary rock star, capturing the period of 1993-1995 when Petty worked with legendary producer Rick Rubin for the first time. It features never-before-seen footage drawn from a newly discovered archive of 16mm film in addition to new interviews with album co-producer and Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell, Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench and many more. The picture also digs deeper into 2020s critically acclaimed certified gold reissue Wildflowers & All The Rest collection, distributed via Warner Records, which revealed the long-anticipated second half of Tom’s autobiographical masterpiece. 

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Mary Wharton (Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President, Sam Cooke: LegendElvis Lives!, The Beatles Revolution)Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers first debuted in March as an Official SXSW 2021 Selection, winning the festival’s Audience Award, and went on to win Best Documentary Film at the Boulder Film Festival.

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