“Cobain: Montage of Heck”


Cobain: Montage of Heck“, 2015, USA, 135′

Director: Brett Morgen
Writer: Brett Morgen
Camera: James Whitaker, Eric Edwards & Nicole Hirsch Edwards
Editors: Brett Morgen & Joe Beshenkovsky
Music: Jeff Danna, Kurt Cobain & Nirvana
Producers: Brett Morgen & Danielle Renfrew Behrens
Produced by: Universal Pictures International Entertainment Content Group & HBO Documentary Films

Hailed as one of the most innovative and intimate documentaries of all time experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the only ever fully authorised portrait of the famed music icon. Academy Award® nominated filmmaker Brett Morgen expertly blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, music, never seen before movies, animation and revelatory interviews from his family and closest friends. Wildly creative and highly acclaimed, follow Kurt from his earliest years in this visceral and detailed cinematic insight of an artist at odds with his surroundings. Fans and those of the Nirvana generation will learn things about Cobain they never knew while those who have recently discovered the man and his music will know what makes him the lasting icon that he still is today.


Dubbed the “mad scientist” of documentary film, Brett Morgen has been writing, directing, and producing groundbreaking documentary films for the past fifteen years. Morgen received a BA in Mythology and American History at Hampshire College in 1992 and an MFA in film from NYU in 1999. His NYU thesis film, “On the Ropes” (1999), premiered at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, where it received the Special Jury award. The film won several awards and honors, including the 1999 DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary, the 1999 IDA Award for Best Documentary, and an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary.
His rich and acclaimed filmography also includes such titles as “Nimrod Nation” (2007), “30 For 30: June 17, 1994” (2010) & “Crossfire Hurricane” (2012).